What is learning?
JOHN P WILSON
Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous. (CONFUCIUS, 551–479 BC)
When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:
- understand some of the main components of behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism, social learning, humanism and neurology;
- understand the main similarities and differences between these areas;
- choose a learning approach that is suitable for the learners and the context;
- recognize that the main theories of learning apply to most adult and child learners;
- relate these theories to other relevant chapters in the book.
The word ‘learning’ is in such common usage that it might be assumed that its meaning is clearly ...