Learning Cosmos: A Voyage into the Learner's Universe


Wednesday, May 12, 2021


04:00 PM America/Sao_Paulo

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Learning forms a complex system that operates at different levels, ranging from invisible forces to the naked eye (such as genetics) to the intricate mechanics of society's ethos. We can look at this complexity as we look at the cosmos: several spheres of influence, each larger than the previous one with unique features, however, obeying the laws of physics. This session will introduce the concept of the Learning Cosmos, which attempts to summarize learning principles from the specialized literature into spheres of influence in the learner's universe respecting the fundaments of the Science of Learning. The Learning Cosmos was inspired by the relationship of the Microscosm (Quantum Mechanics) and the Macrocosm (planetary, solar system, interstellar perspectives). By the end of the session, participants will reflect on the impact of the cognitive, emotional, motivational, instructional design, and contextual levels of learning.


André Hedlund

André Hedlund is a Chevening Alumnus (MSc in Psychology of Education - University of Bristol), former National Geographic Learning Consultant and Materials Reviewer, and former president of Partners of the Americas Goiás. He currently works as an Edify Bilingual Program Mentor for SPOT Educação and as a guest lecturer in postgraduate courses on Multilingualism, Global Education, and Neuroscience at PUCPR and IENH. André is a member of the BRAZ-TESOL Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) SIG and he blogs at edcrocks.com