ERIC Number: ED231518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
Learning Style: A Point of View for Valuing Young Learners.
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
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).