Episode 35: The Science of Learning

Back to school! Happy cute industrious children are sitting at a desk indoors. Kids are learning in class.

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To early humans, hitting a rock with another rock and seeing what happened constituted learning. Well that, or even hitting another human with a rock to see what happened was learning. Eventually, the Greeks learned the importance of teaching as a tool for the advancement of society. Then it became a tool for the advancement of the rich.  Throughout this entire time, though, learning looked nothing like it does today. When did what we know as learning truly start, why is it done the way it is, and is it the best system possible plus what is pedagogy? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we explore what learning really means, how it was developed, and what it means to accumulate knowledge in the 21st century.


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