The Debunker Club — where I am an organizer — is sponsoring a members-only Book Group Discussion of The Knowledge Illusion — by Steven Sloman & Philip Fernbach.
This book is fascinating, laying out the argument that human cognition, because it is so resource intensive, is something that we humans tend to offload to others. That is, we have a tendency to avoid the hard work of learning when we can rely on simple heuristics or objects in our environment to inform our actions or other people who have more knowledge.
The book’s discussions are focused on knowledge, and have great relevance to those of us in the learning field.
If you’re a Debunker Club member, please join the community book discussion group starting tomorrow January 11th. You can join the discussion by clicking here.
Note: The Discussion will unfold over several months asynchronously and chapter by chapter so people from around the world can easily join. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book yet. Grab it and join us.
If you’re not a member, it’s easy to join The Debunker Club. You can join by clicking here.
More information about The Debunker Club can be found by clicking here. We have over 800 members from around the world dedicated to eliminating learning myths and sharing evidence-based practices.