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How does the first learning occur?
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Apr 12, 2012
I am interested in learning as a process of knowledge acquisition. The first requirement for learning is a place for knowledge storing and the ability to transfer this knowledge. Information storage is called memory. Memory for most of us means  storage room for information. Memory is associated with brain, computer memory, hard drive, flash cards, [...] Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:23:23 +0000 [Comment]

Is the teaching profession dying?
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 31, 2012
   Prophets have always understood that foretelling needs to be made in a vague style.  Future prediction is a very difficult business, especially when you forecast something specific. However, if you predict for an undetermined period of time nobody can catch your mistake. To say that the teaching profession won’t last, doesn’t take courage. On [...] Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:36:00 +0000 [Comment]

To ask or not to ask, this is the question
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 25, 2012
Carmen Gloria Caamaño replied to my post Curiosity vanishes : “Very good post. That got me thinking that people stop asking questions so as not to show vulnerability. In the case of the Chileans are very few people ask. Will they not encouraged culturally? What can you do to change this? regards” In this post I tried to answer her questions. In my opinion, losing the ability to ask questions  is a deep, maybe instinctive [...] Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:51:38 +0000 [Comment]

Memory in the future
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 23, 2012
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment. Francois de La Rochefoucauld             I do complain about my memory. It isn’t what I want it to be. There are two reasons for this. The first is that it was difficult to learn poems by heart in my school years and the second [...] Fri, 23 Mar 2012 01:36:41 +0000 [Comment]

Curiosity vanishes
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 21, 2012
One Russian story tells about a man who began to speak at the age of 30. The first sentence the man spoke was “Where is the salt?”. Later he explained his muteness by the lack of need in speaking. “I had what I wanted”. This example tells us not only about low expectations from life [...] Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:54:57 +0000 [Comment]

Death of systems
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 12, 2012
When systems are left to themselves, they eventually degrade and die. Although the result of this dying is chaos, the process of dying of those systems may take a long time. Trying to save a dying system may take it out of equilibrium. In this case death could come faster. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:37:28 +0000 [Comment]

Critical thinking about critical thinking
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 09, 2012
My English teacher once said to me. “What is wrong with you? In everything you have found a different point of view. Could you, once, simply agree with me?” And I agree with him .He is right. I have a problem. My problem is critical thinking. Everyone has critical thinking. At least everybody I asked. [...] Fri, 09 Mar 2012 04:35:59 +0000 [Comment]

Spreading misunderstanding
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Mar 06, 2012
It would be nice if everyone spoke the same language and every word had the same meaning. No need in translation, no misunderstandings occur… And people attempted to invent world languages for example Esperanto. However that didn't work, maybe because of a motivation problem. Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Everybody wants [...] Mon, 05 Mar 2012 23:18:14 +0000 [Comment]

Groups & networks
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Feb 29, 2012
Reading about groups and network I understand that usually groups have stronger connections than networks. It is difficult to find pure networks because they have to be build from weak connections. Another side is pure group. It has to be build only from strong connections .However In reality we don’t have dichotomy but a whole [...] Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:18:03 +0000 [Comment]

"Learning resides in non-human appliance"
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Feb 28, 2012
Computers of Google translate, for example,  can learn. These computers use patterns that they find in large amounts of text (pattern in the chaos). They find patterns, store these patterns in memory and use them in translation. I think, we have here all the elements of learning. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:31:02 +0000 [Comment]

The second revolution in knowledge connection
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Feb 25, 2012
Printing changed accessibility of writing. Cheap books involved large community in  utilization of  existent and construct new knowledge. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:29:38 +0000 [Comment]

The first revolution in connective knowledge
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Feb 17, 2012
“In the beginning was the Word…”. Then a language raised from  a word and provided a possibility  to translate information from one individual to another. With the help of words people began to use experience of each other and build knowledge not only from personal mistakes but also from utilizing experience of others. New knowledge [...] Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:02:36 +0000 [Comment]

What is knowledge?
Joseph Shatsky, myprobetothink, Feb 11, 2012
Analyzing why I disagreed with my opponents during conversations, I realized that ,seldom, it was different interests; more often it was different meanings of words. Imagine dialog between two people. One speaks and understand only English and another  German. What kind of decision would they make? For good communication  we need the same words and [...] Sat, 11 Feb 2012 01:17:46 +0000 [Comment]

Knit your knowledge right
Joe, myprobetothink, Jan 26, 2012
People don’t copy information. They construct new information. While I teach my students new things, they construct something different. Maybe because the base of construction (their preliminary knowledge) is different. One incident convinced  me in the correctness of this statement. One day after I finished teaching one year course, I was surprised by  my students, [...] Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:18:05 +0000 [Comment]

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