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ERIC Number: EJ1059343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1449-9789
Can the Love of Learning Be Taught?
Nillsen, Rodney
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, v1 n1 Article 2 2004
This paper is an expanded version of a talk given at a Generic Skills Workshop at the University of Wollongong, and was intended for academic staff from any discipline and general staff with an interest in teaching. The issues considered in the paper include the capacity of all to learn, the distinction between learning as understanding and learning as information, the interaction between the communication and content of ideas, the tension between perception and content in communication between persons, and the human functions of a love of learning. In teaching, the creation of a fear-free environment is emphasised, as is the use of analogy as a means of breaking out of one discipline and making connections with another, with mathematics and history being used as a possible example. Some of the issues raised are explored in more depth in the notes at the end of the paper, to which there are references in the main text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia