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Aug 30, 2021

Another chance to hear the inaugural episode of Great Minds on Learning, which was originally aired back in March 2021 to considerable acclaim.

In this series, Donald Clark – the internationally famous author, blogger and entrepreneur, joins John Helmer to discuss the history of thought and theorising about learning. 

This particular episode is about The Cognitivists, a group of theorists who made a vital contribution to what we now know about the mechanics of memory and learning.
00:47 Why is memory such an important focus for the cognitivists?
02:27 Introducing the Cognitivists
04:07 Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909)
13:49 George A. MIller (1920-2012)
19:25 Richard C. Atkinson (1929- ) & Richard Shiffrin (1942- )
24:09 Alan Baddeley (1934- )
28:49 Endel Tulving (1927- )
37:57 John Sweller (1946- )
47:04 Summing up: the Cognitivists and Behaviourism
Atkinson & Shiffrin
Contact Donald
Twitter: @DonaldClark
Contact John Helmer
Twitter: @johnhelmer
Download the new white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer & Ben Betts – Suite Dreams: The Past, Present and Future of Learning Systems