Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Cognitive Processes in Individual and Collective Creativity

Creativity, the highest level of human wisdom, has become an increasingly important concept in different fields of psychological inquiry, particularly because it is portrayed as contributing to many aspects of society, including personal development, economic prosperity and technological advancement. However, although considerable research attention … Continue reading

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Collective Creativity: Exploring Creativity in Social Network Development as Part of Organizational Learning

Creativity in organizations has become a key topic of organizational research. This work expands on existing research by exploring creativity in the dynamics of social networks. Collective creativity is introduced as a central part of organizational learning and seen as … Continue reading

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Dialogic Multicultural Education – Dialogue and the Problems of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society

The purpose of this theoretical article is to highlight the role that dialogic pedagogy can play in critical multicultural education for pre-service teachers. The article starts by discussing the problems that critical multicultural education poses in a democratic society that … Continue reading

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Dialogic & Critical Pedagogies

In 2016, the Main Editors of Dialogic Pedagogy Journal issued a call for papers and contributions to a wide range of dialogic pedagogy scholars and practitioners. One of the scholars who responded to our call is famous American educator Ira … Continue reading

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With images of protest and dissent widespread and frequently circulated in news broadcasts and social media posts, resistance to prevailing power structures seems to be an expected and regular feature of contemporary life. This entry explores how anthropology has linked … Continue reading

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Knowledge In Minds: Individual And Collective Processes In Cognition

Many texts in cognitive psychology deal with the details of cognitive processes as individually defined. This text provides an account of cognition that focuses on the cumulative and share nature of the human enterprise. It aims to adopt a balanced … Continue reading

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Intellectual character of Metacognition in thinking strategies

Background: Metacognition is one aspect of intellectual character about a concept that has been used to refer to a variety of epistemological processes. Metacognition essentially means cognition about cognition; that is, it refers to second-order cognitions: thoughts about thoughts, knowledge … Continue reading

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Socially Shared Cognition, Affect, and Behavior: A Review and Integration

In this article, we review 4 classes of models of socially shared cognition and behavior: supra-individual models, information-processing models, communication models, and social interaction models. Our review draws on research and theory in social psychology, sociology, and organization behavior. We … Continue reading

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How Humans Became Moral Beings

In a new book, anthropologist Christopher Boehm traces the steps our species went through to attain a conscience Why do people show kindness to others, even those outside their families, when they do not stand to benefit from it? Being … Continue reading

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Design of an emotional education programme

Through this study, we tried to evaluate and improve the level of emotional competence of the students of a primary school. Emotional competence was evaluated by the teacher in 135 students using the Teacher-Child Rating Scale of Hightower et al. … Continue reading

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