Metacognition (Part 2): What Makes Us Truly Human? A Literature Review

To learn is to create: Educational robotics are a very recent trend that requires children and adolescents to plan, reason, experiment, create, play and learn from failure. In the process, they acquire and apply new knowledge. As in most such technology-based scenarios, students learn in teams. Photograph by Alain Herzog, 2015 The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alteration of old…
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Women in IT: Where are the disconnects?

Picture credit: Harvey Mudd College While the emerging knowledge- and service industries of the 21st-century is a continuing discussion topic of public discourse, the minuscule percentage of women embarking on careers in IT is deeply troubling. The IT industry struggles to find enough applicants to fill open positions as women are losing out on a personal and societal level by not embarking on beneficial career paths, effectively excluding themselves from Economy 4.0. Problem Definition Across…
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Defining Human Agency: Towards an Interdependent Model of Human Autonomy

Illustration by Jim Tsinganos (IA Illustration Awards, 2015): Which is my authentic Self? PDF Version: Defining Human Autonomy, Kompa, J., 2016 Introduction: Beyond money, what makes us truly happy and free? How could I argue with a Nobel Prize winner? I admire Daniel Kahneman’s work, not only his contributions to behavioural economics but also his recent work on wellbeing and happiness. Kahneman demonstrated that high income improves the evaluation of life, but not necessarily emotional well-being (Kahneman &…
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