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Internationally respected author, blogger and learning expert, Donald Clark joins John Helmer of the Learning Hack podcast to discuss the history of thought and theorising about learning. The inspired, the enduring, the wacked-out weird and the just plain wrong, from Aristotle to the present day.
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Internationally respected author, blogger and learning expert, Donald Clark joins John Helmer of the Learning Hack podcast to discuss the history of thought and theorising about learning. The inspired, the enduring, the wacked-out weird and the just plain wrong, from Aristotle to the present day.
© John Helmer 2021

    AI Learning with Donald Clark

    AI Learning with Donald Clark

     

    Once the stuff of science fiction, Artificial Intelligence is now a part of everyday life. But the story of how it came into being is not often told. This episode reveals its roots in neuropsychology and observations of the physical processes in the brain that lead to learning. The theorists who Donald and John discuss began their work at a time when behaviorism, which by and large disouraged attempts to look within the mind, dominated academic psychology. But despite a few 'winters', AI has developed to the point where it is now all-pervasive, and a driving force of change in learning.
     


    1:20 Introducing AI Learning 8:06 Eric Kandel (1929 - ) 13:29 Donald Olding Hebb (1904 – 1985) 23:29  Warren Sturgis McCulloch (1898 – 1969) & Walter Pitts (1923 – 1969) 37:37  Frank Rosenblatt (1928 – 1971) 44:16  David Everett Rumelhart (1942-2011) & Geoffrey Everest Hinton (1947–) 57:06  Demis Hassabis (1976–) 1:07:23  Summing Up 

    Read Donald's book, Artificial Intelligence for Learning: https://www.koganpage.com/product/artificial-intelligence-for-learning-9781789660814
     
    Kandel bit.ly/3oiiYDo Hebb bit.ly/3kq3z2A McCulloch & Pitts bit.ly/3kn6Fo8 Rosenblatt bit.ly/31PZmih Rumelhart & Hinton bit.ly/3bXU3zd Hassabis bit.ly/3qrYgmT The Blog that started it all: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2021/09/these-were-written-as-quick-readable.html
    Contact Donald
    Twitter: @DonaldClark LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donald-clark-04553022/ Blog: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/ Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: https://learninghackpodcast.com Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LearningHack

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Extended Mind with Donald Clark

    Extended Mind with Donald Clark

     

    This episode was recorded live at the Online Educa Conference in Berlin and explores ideas of The Extended Mind. Where do our thoughts live? And if, as some theorists contend, they do not observe physical limitations, but extends to our technology tools and physical surroundings, what are the implications for learning?
     


    1:22 - Introducing The Extended Mind 5:43 - Robert Stickgold (1945–) & Matthew Walker (1972/73) 12:41 - Roger Barker (1903-1990) & James J Gibson (1904-1979) 19:19 - Andy Clark (1957–) & David Chalmers (1966–) 25:48 - Douglas Carl Engelbart (1925-2013) 31:03 - Elon Musk (1971) 39:22 - Summing Up

    The Blog that started it all: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2021/09/these-were-written-as-quick-readable.html
     
    Stickgold & Walker bit.ly/3HHB1LN Clark & Chalmers bit.ly/3CcuvbW Musk bit.ly/3cfE2o5 Contact Donald
    Twitter: @DonaldClark LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donald-clark-04553022/ Blog: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/ Read Donald's latest book, Learning Experience Design https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Experience-Design-Create-Effective/dp/1398602620/ref=asc_df_1398602620/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=500792593882&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8463523561401709872&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006565&hvtargid=pla-1245069293197&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/

    • 1 hr
    Religious Leaders with Donald Clark

    Religious Leaders with Donald Clark

     

    This episode features a group of people who were not writers, philosophers, psychologists or learning theorists in any usual sense of the term. Nevertheless, their influence on learning has been profound and long-lasting. They were the religious leaders who founded four of the world’s greatest faith traditions.


    00:00 - Intro 01:20 - Introducing Religious Leaders 05:06 - Confucius (551 – 479 BCE) 16:55 - Buddha (6th and 5th C BCE) 28:36 - Jesus (7-2 BC to 30-36 AD) 41:56 - Muhammad (570 AD – 632 AD) 52:03 - Summing Up

    The Blog that started it all: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2021/09/these-were-written-as-quick-readable.html
    Confucious bit.ly/2R4NMI3 Buddha bit.ly/2Pen4vz Jesus bit.ly/2NGPOMv Mohammed bit.ly/2RrIEN6 Contact Donald
    Twitter: @DonaldClark LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donald-clark-04553022/ Blog: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/ Read Donald's latest book, Learning Experience Design https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Experience-Design-Create-Effective/dp/1398602620/ref=asc_df_1398602620/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=500792593882&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8463523561401709872&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006565&hvtargid=pla-1245069293197&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gamification with Donald Clark

    Gamification with Donald Clark

     

    All humans play games of one type and another. Philosophers and psychologists have seen play as an integral to our nature as human animals. Harnessing the power of this instinctual drive for the purposes of learning has been a perennial theme over the last three decades, givven greater impetus by the dramatic rise of computer games as a new and dynamic form of media. But can game-based experiences, and gamified interfaces, risk destroying learning as much as they support it? This episode looks at the work of theorists who have tangled with this question, illuminating the complex interaction of play, motivation and learning, and the future possibilities opened up by the metaverse.
     


    0:00 - Intro 1:20 - Introducing Gamification 9:36 - Johan Huizinga (1872 – 1945) 17:45 - James Paul Gee (1948 –) 25:46 - Marc Prensky (1946 – ) 34:05 - Richard M. Ryan and Scott Rigby 48:52 - Summing Up

    The Blog that started it all: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2021/09/these-were-written-as-quick-readable.html
    Huizinga bit.ly/3wqrZh5 Gee bit.ly/3ENDO3W Prensky bit.ly/2RoMyHr Ryan & Rigby shorturl.at/emsAB Contact Donald
    Twitter: @DonaldClark LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donald-clark-04553022/ Blog: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/ Read Donald's latest book, Learning Experience Design https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Experience-Design-Create-Effective/dp/1398602620/ref=asc_df_1398602620/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=500792593882&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8463523561401709872&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006565&hvtargid=pla-1245069293197&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/

    • 1 hr
    Bonus episode: What Did We Learn? with Carl Crisostomo

    Bonus episode: What Did We Learn? with Carl Crisostomo

     

    GMoL is on a mid-season break, but in this bonus episode without Donald Clark, John discusses the series so far with Carl Chrisostomo. Under his social media alias of Carllearns, Carl has been 'learning out loud' on his journey of discovery in learning science. He reflects on the part GMoL has played as guide and wayfinder in that journey. In a sense, it's a learner takeover: both Carl and John talk about how the series has changed their understanding of learning: two minds perhaps less touched by greatness, but both animated by a deepening and widening appreciation of the ways in which we learn, and the rich literature that engages and rewards curiosity about this fascinating subject.
     


    00:00 Intro 00:15 Carl's learning journey 08:18 Carl's first GMoL episode 13:48 Which episodes resonated with Carl? 18:42 How GMOL has changed Carl's view on learning 21:04 What should GMoL cover in the future? 23:17 Where to follow Carl

    The Blog that started it all: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2021/09/these-were-written-as-quick-readable.html
     
    Follow Carl
    Twitter: @carlcrisostomo LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlcrisostomo Website: http://www.carllearns.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/carlcrisostomo Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/

    • 25 min
    Evolutionists with Donald Clark

    Evolutionists with Donald Clark

    This episode explores the impact of what has been called the most important idea in human history, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. A powerful idea, still to this day controversial in some quarters, its impact was felt far beyond the natural sciences where it was first formulated. But what does it mean for learning?
     


    0:00 - Intro 1:19 - Introducing the Evolutionists 9:41 - Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) 19:32 - James Mark Baldwin (1861 – 1934) 29:43 - David C. Geary (1957 – ) 40:58 - Steven Pinker (1954 – ) 56:25 - Summing Up

    The Blog that started it all: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2021/09/these-were-written-as-quick-readable.html
    Darwin bit.ly/3F7lL9W Baldwin bit.ly/3FchSAs Geary bit.ly/330821Z Contact Donald
    Twitter: @DonaldClark LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donald-clark-04553022/ Blog: http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/ Read Donald's latest book, Learning Experience Design https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Experience-Design-Create-Effective/dp/1398602620/ref=asc_df_1398602620/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=500792593882&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8463523561401709872&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006565&hvtargid=pla-1245069293197&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 Contact John Helmer
    Twitter: @johnhelmer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhelmer/ Website: http://johnhelmerconsulting.com/

    • 1 hr 7 min

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