Categories links links for may 09 Post author By tom Post date June 2, 2009 3 Comments on links for may 09 Why randomisation is vital to infer causality (bacon and colorectal cancer edition) Shalizi on an information theoretic test for archaeological signs of literacy Decriminalising does not raise drug use (at least in Portugal) The Man is Seat 61 brings you Trains vs Planes in time and CO2 Two improvisation games taught at RADA Mindhacks.com on psychohistory (“The story of our lives”) Mindhacks.com on the neuroscience of hypnosis What a pitch to the New Yorker looks like ‘What happens when millions of youngsters in a notoriously ADHD generation start getting programmed by these new toys? What happens when they start being rewarded for very long periods of intense concentration? Nobody in the toy industry seems to know. ‘ Telegraph 2007 Professor pans ‘learning style’ teaching method The Onion: Parents Of Nasal Learners Demand Odor-Based Curriculum Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Three weeks on the road, first stop San Francisco → Second-order action slips 3 replies on “links for may 09” Nerdy response to the Seat 61 figures: While I am not trying to stick up for flying, it is worth being aware that the reason that the Eurostar CO2 figures are so low is that the Eurostar is mainly powered by French nuclear power. I’m not trying to be anti-nuclear you understand. Just pointing out that the lowness of the Eurostar CO2 figures compared to planes is not just due to the fact that the Eurostar uses less energy (it does, but that is not the full story). Amused by the nasal learners article. Glad to see The Telegraph’s debunking the notion of individuals with distinct ‘learning styles’, though a practical approach to exploit the interconnected brain would be through multi-modal learning within sessions (providing triangulative/summative opportunities for encoding AND changing pace to keep attention) without needing to categorise pupils. Gives a healthy dose of conservatism, but there’s more to a good learning session than chalk-and-talk Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.