Note: This text was written as a graded essay for a university course I attended at HU Berlin, which is why its structure and content is a tad different from my other writings. The version below also does not (yet) include the proposed revisions and criticisms of the course instructor…


Not too long ago, probably sometime around summer last year, I first came across the term “Learning Sciences”. In case you’re hearing about it for the very first time right now, what comes to mind for you? What do you envision the field to be about? Hold that thought!

I…


Scholarships may have an entirely different reputation and/or use depending on which country you’re from and whether you have regular school or higher education in mind. Within Switzerland, as far as I’m concerned, scholarships are mostly considered something that is awarded to students in dire need of financial support. In…


To conclude the year 2020, I decided to put together quotes from two of the books I very much enjoyed reading, complementing them with a few personal comments. Some of the topics that occupied me in particular during the past twelve months and beyond were (lifelong) learning, teaching, creativity, and…


A quick disclaimer that I deem necessary: Most of the following is based on my own experiences as a student of psychology in the German-speaking parts of Europe. It is not meant to be strictly factual or representative, but more of a summary of observations and anecdotes, occasionally connected to…


World University Rankings are an interesting phenomenon. Some of their first editions were published around the early 2000s, and they seem to have become increasingly controversial over the years.

The rankings that are named to have the largest audiences and possibly also the largest impact would be the QS World…


PRODUCTIVITY

Notetaking has many forms

Photo: Yay Images (Adobe Stock)

Today’s story is a bit different from all the other ones I’ve written so far: It’s not about findings from research, but rather about tools I find helpful for taking notes about research (among other things), both digitally and physically. “What are Roam Research and Notion, and what do scanners…


If you’ve read my past two stories on Game-Based Learning and exciting projects at the intersection of video games, CS and education, then you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been on the lookout for positive examples of novel approaches to learning and teaching, especially those involving digital technology.

Incidentally, I came…


Game-Based Learning (GBL) is one of those things that kind of sound too good to be true. How could it be that games teach us things in an effective manner? After all, most of the commonly known ones are designed for entertainment. Furthermore, digital games are often made so that…


When you hear or read the words “video games”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Childhood memories? “Waste of time”? “Fun free-time activity”? “Something only kids use”?

Personally, I have drawn some of these connections in the past (fun free-time activity), and some of them are still in…

Adani Abutto

Hi there, I’m Adani, a psychology student from Switzerland with various interests :) I have moved my writings to my website -> adaniabutto.com/allwritings

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