ERIC Number: ED064669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Individuals and Learning: The New Aptitudes.
In this paper the author attempts to show how certain developments in psychology have influenced present educational methods, and to show further how recent work in learning theory, developmental psychology, and psychometrics strongly suggests new directions for educational research and practice. This theme is discussed in the context of a central problem in education-the individualization of instruction. The focus is on the education of the young child in the pre-school and elementary school years, although it is emphasized that the discussion is applicable to all levels of the educational system. It is concluded that the nature of the educational system that it fosters, and educational systems tend to feed into the existing social practices. In addition, it was emphasized that although we may admire individual differences, effective conditions must be designed under which individuals are provided with the opportunities and rewards to perform at their best and in their way. (BW/Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Education, Individual Activities, Individual Characteristics, Individual Development, Individual Instruction, Learning, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Preschool Learning
American Educational Research Association, 1126 Sixteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.