ERIC Number: ED083714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Building a Learning Environment.
The school curriculum should be reappraised, and new guidelines developed, establishing different levels of achievement for pupils of different abilities. The increase in the understanding of the psychology of learning is one of the great accomplishments of the last one hundred years. Some years ago it was generally believed that much of what makes us what we are was inborn, but now we know that almost all of it is learned. Easy learning is based on much first-hand experience; but the two basic learning activities--reading and discussion--are both learned from others. Discussion is learning from others who are present; reading is learning from others who are absent. The direction of the educative process involves a thorough understanding of the learning process. However, some teachers and most laymen do not yet well understand the learning process and still believe that many acquired traits are inborn. Many traits are considered inborn because they are difficult to control. This is the third monograph in a series designed to contribute to a better understanding of the educative process and its relation to human welfare. It is designed to supplement technical treatises on the educative process for schoolmen and as a popular treatise for beginning teachers, interested laymen, and parents. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Philosophy, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Humanization, Individualized Instruction, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th & Union, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($5.50)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.