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ERIC Number: ED013556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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DO WE REALLY WANT STUDENTS TO LEARN.
AMMONS, MARGARET P.
OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO PERFORM IN ORDER TO MEASURE UP TO STANDARDS SET BY OTHERS RATHER THAN TO LEARN PERSONALLY, TO CHANGE THEMSELVES AND THEIR BEHAVIOR AS THEY EXPAND THEIR OWN CONCEPT OF REALITY. SUCH AFFECTIVE LEARNING, FAR MORE DIFFICULT TO PERCEIVE AND EVALUATE THAN COGNITIVE LEARNING, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A MAJOR ORGANIZING ELEMENT OF THE CURRICULUM ALONG WITH CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. SINCE AFFECTIVE LEARNING STRESSES VALUES, APPRECIATIONS, AND ATTITUDES, EDUCATORS MUST IDENTIFY, CLARIFY, AND EVEN JUSTIFY THE VALUES, CONSIDER WAYS OF MEASURING ACHIEVEMENT IN AFFECTIVE LEARNING, AND PROVIDE SITUATIONS WHICH ENCOURAGE STUDENT INVOLVEMENT. DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF STUDENT ATTITUDES SHOULD BECOME BASIC TO EFFECTIVE FACULTY WORK WITH STUDENTS, WHILE PRESSURES OF PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND OF TIME MUST YIELD TO WHAT MAY BE UNORTHODOX TEACHING AND LEARNING TECHNIQUES. THIS PAPER, A SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE OREGON STATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONFERENCE, NOVEMBER 12, 1966, WAS PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE "FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWSLETTER OF OREGON," VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, JANUARY 1967. (GJ)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
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