Abstract of a Learners’ View (ALV) of Choices during Teaching and Learning

A Learners’ View (ALV) Is Of Choices On The Shortest And Fastest Path To Learning, The Oxygen Of Social Life.

A Learners’ View (ALV) is to Learning as Do-Re-Mi is to Music. (ALV T-Shirt Wisdom)

Last Edited: February 17, 2018

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Main Article: Classic Education: A Learners’ View (ALV) of Choices during Teaching and Learning.

Theme: This site consists of descriptions of the science of teaching-learning as social processes and its use to accelerate, increase, and deepen (AID) learning promptly: Learners choose how they learn lessons, that is how they adopt, adapt, and adjust their vocabulary and logic to solve problems as lessons instruct.

In a Nutshell: When learning occurs from lessons, instruction matches likely choices of learners. In this way, learners control learning and social life.

Connect The DotsA LEARNERS’ VIEW (ALV) OF LEARNING consists of descriptions by experimental behavioral and social scientists of choices people make while learning lessons teachers instruct. Learning occurs through solving (answering) one or more of five generic problems (questions). Choices occur by making selections from among a limited number of physical sensations, social problems, norms, and values.

A LEARNERS’ VIEW (ALV) OF TEACHING AND LEARNING occurs as social processes that maintain, refresh, and expand society. These process form an infrastructure (backstory) of instruction and learning. Learning is making choices that connect two dots; instructors match lessons to choices learners will likely make when learners learn those lessons.

ALV consists of predictable choices people make while learning. It represents what is common in reports of learning by experimental behavioral and social scientists. These commonalities account for variations in learning during the teaching-learning processes across a variety of teaching styles and lesson formats. Choices of learners occur by selecting options from a limited number of physical sensations named active ingredients of learning (AIL). Each ingredient has a probability of leading to solving problems learners address in lessons.

Learning with this view occurs through solving problems (How to connect two dots?) one problem at a time. In their simplest form, learners solve each problem in one step; with two options (correct or not correct); in three stages (beginning, middle, and end of learning); at four levels (sensation, problem solving, normal solution, and valuing these social actions); by answering one or more of five questions (What is it? What is like it? What is it not or not like it? What comes next? and What is missing?).

Lessons consist of vocabulary (sometimes called symbols or repertoire of social actions) and logic that accounts for relationships among this vocabulary (sometimes referred to as language). Teachers show learners directly or indirectly which sensations to choose to solve the problem of each lesson. The more sensations included in a lesson, the less likely learners will choose the active ingredients to learn that lesson.

Applying these descriptions of learning systematically can accelerate, increase, and deepen (AID) learning lessons during instruction. Through these ways, societies change as their members make choices while learning.


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