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ERIC Number: ED231518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-6
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning Style: A Point of View for Valuing Young Learners.
Languis, Marlin
Basic questions about the concept of learning style are addressed in this paper along with several ideas about the learning process. Additionally, a psychophysiological developmental experience model of learning and learning style is presented. Included in the discussion is a comprehensive definition of learning style that encompasses elements of previous definitions and is intended as a guide for research efforts and practical applications in early childhood programs. Eight subsequent sections are devoted to specific ideas about the learning process: reduction of entropy, bias against redundancy, self-consciousness and reintegration with the universe, the individual decision to move toward either biophilia (love of life) or necrophilia (affiliation with death), intentionality/expectation and causation, patterning in the universe, interaction and meaning in systems, and generative learning. In a ninth section, a different focus on learning processes is proposed for professional education. Contributions of psychophysiology, life-span human development, and environmental/cultural experiences to the interdisciplinary and ecological model of learning processes are pointed out. The concluding section discusses relationships of world view to learning style. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Span Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Detroit, MI, November 6, 1981).