ERIC Number: ED174143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Developing Positive Attitudes of Collescents: Nebraska Looks at the Learning Process in Higher Education.
Kafka, Gene F.
The importance of introspection as a method of learning for the college student (collescent) is examined. The roles and expectations of the teacher and the collescent in the "teacher-learner dyad" are also discussed. It is suggested that a higher level of learning in American colleges is possible through the process of introspection. The responsibility for the learning process is viewed as the student's job. Since the total learning process is dependent on feelings and attitudes it is suggested that through introspection the student should: (1) develop competence; (2) manage emotions; (3) work towards freeing interpersonal relationships; (4) develop purpose; (5) develop integrity; (6) develop identity; and (7) develop autonomy. The importance of a healthy self-image and self-confidence for successful learning is emphasized. The Zeigarnik effect of learning (incomplete tasks raise the learning quotient) and the Socratic method are presented as two ways of increasing the level of sophistication in American institutions of higher education. (Author/SF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the conference on Improving University Teaching (London, England, July, 1979)