On Jul 7, 2014, at 10:58 AM, GS Chandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The learning and understanding of ANY SUBJECT or discipline involve, I maintain, an extremely complex set of mental activities, 'mental models' to be constructed and then used, etc, etc.
It seems that you are saying the the mechanics and details of how the mind works is complex, which I agree with.
But what does this have to do with pedagogy?
All of the successful teachers and learners to date, including several on this forum, including myself, have succeeded at learning, at understanding and at teaching others, without knowing the mechanics of the mind, which no one yet knows.
Fortunately, pedagogy (the activity) is simple, when we are teaching inherently interested and able students, and doesn?t require us to know any of those details.