Sail's Pedagogy

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The Gorilla Illusions and Knowledge Management (Instructional Design)

on September 3, 2010

A new book by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons “The Invisible Gorilla” describes “the way our intuition deceives us”. More than often, our brain, does not “see” what is in front of us. All of this stems from a video.

All this effects how knowledge is transferred- memory, confidence and knowledge. The human brain is not very strong in creating long term memory (knowledge). Our memories are not very reliable. We can create memories are never existed. As soon as we learn something we start forgetting it.

We also overestimate what we know. We also overestimate how any kind of Instructional Design will take and cost. This may lead us to take shortcuts. And more often than not, we do not ask for help, or input from our peers.

In “The Illusion of Confidence in LM” Nick Milton describes this as: “Lack of knowledge leads to confidence, which leads to you being seen as knowledgeable.” which is completely opposite from what we think – that confidence people are also knowledgable. This perception can be increased in groups.

Postings involved in this blog:
The Gorilla Illusions
The weakness of the human brain as a long term knowledge store.
The illusion of Knowledge.
The illusion of confidence in KM.


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