By Gordon Rugg
There’s a widespread belief that there’s a useful distinction between “natural” learning and “artificial” learning.
There’s also a widespread belief that Elvis is still alive.
In this article, I’ll explain why the natural/artificial distinction is worse than useless in the context of education, and I’ll describe a more useful, solidly-grounded set of categorisations.
Natural and unnatural skills: The handaxe and the razor