Grand Unified Theories (GUT)

Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: When It Comes Down To It (Tasmin Archer)
Topic: Methodology
Well, I’m reading Diana Laurillard’s Conversational Framework for learning, I don’t think I’m likely to be using it (well who knows!) … because I do like my cognitive load theory, however, I couldn’t help noticing that in the Conversational Framework there is a period in which the student has to internalised or rather reflect on what is being said to them, now in cognitive load theory won’t that be the point in the reflection where the germane load is occurring? Laurillard also speaks about the experiential environment wouldn’t that in some way be considered a sort of extraneous load if there is no effect in the learning and the teacher providing the information being some part of the intraneous load.

Well, that is just some of my equivalency of learning theories – but that got me thinking … won’t it be cool if we were able to unify all these learning theories and have only one the “Grand Unified Learning Theories” (GULT -has a nice ring to it) – that’s my physics background coming into play.

As, can be seen I sort of unified the conversational framework with the cognitive load theory all I got to do is add on the situative learning and the first GULT would be made. I think that might become the ambition of my life … creating GULTs

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