ERIC Number: ED263199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Possibilities and Conditions of Learning: An Educological Perspective.
Christensen, James E.
Among the conditions necessary for learning to occur within the educational process are those of intentionality and guidance. A learner must necessarily be allowed choice in entering into educational transactions. Autonomy on the part of the learner in the educational process is not an option, but a necessary condition for the proper functioning of education. The following items should be included in an agenda for inquiry about learning: (1) investigation of the possibilities of what can be learned (i.e.; categorization, explication, and enumeration of learning as product); (2) inquiry into the categories of learning (as product) that are worthwhile to study and learn (from the viewpoint of the individual and society); and (3) research into the conditions which engender and foster the learning process, i.e., the circumstances which can be established for promoting effective teaching and studying, leading to learning of deliberately chosen and clearly, unequivocally described products of learning. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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