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Apr 26, 2021

This time we're featuring the pilot episode of a brand new podcast from the Learning Hack team, Great Minds on Learning.
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. It’s all here: the inspired, the enduring, the wacked-out weird and the just plain wrong in 2,500 years of learning theory from Aristotle to the present day.
This inaugural episode is about the Cognitivists, a group of psychologists who probed the limits and the limitations of human memory, an area of focus that Donald Clark believes is fundamental to our understanding of how people learn.
00:47 Why is memory such an important focus for learning?
02:27 Introducing the Cognitivists
04:08 Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909)
13:49 George A. MIller (1920-2012)
20:58 Richard C. Atkinson (1929- ) & Richard Shiffrin (1942- )
25:41 Alan Baddeley (1934- )
30:21 Endel Tulving (1927- )
39:30 John Sweller (1946- )
48:37 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 – 'Data & learning: A new common-sense approach'