Case for a Learners’ View (ALV) of Learning

Case for a Learners’ View (ALV) of 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) describes common building blocks that are to teaching-learning as genes are to organic life.

Main Article: Abstract of a Learners’ View (ALV) of Learning


PEOPLE LEARN. That seems obvious and matches common sense. In addition, scientists have documented it repeatedly in and out of schools. With the arrival of globalization, advancing electronic communication mobility, and increasingly transparent accountability of educators, the needs of teachers to keep pace in schools with these changes can appear overwhelming. Meeting this challenge requires teachers to make more choices, to make them faster, and to risk criticism in and out of the classroom for the results their choices yield.

Scientists and other thoughtful people have proposed use of shared or common components as building blocks in response to this challenge. They propose ones that their data show will likely result in accelerating, increasing, and deepening (AIDing) learning promptly and sometimes dramatically. These building blocks are to the teaching-learning process as genes are to organic life.

A learners’ view (ALV) of learning, including from teaching, describes these building blocks. Teachers and other educators may use them to accelerate, increase, and deepen (AID) learning through their lessons. In turn, application of ALV will likely reduce rationing of learning. ALV demonstrates that lessons may be adjusted to AID lessons without additional resources or programs in schools.

Together, AID and reduced rationed learning address ongoing discussions, sometimes called problems, that students in schools in the United States do not learn enough.


  1. The term a learners’ view and its acronym ALV represent the minimum of what is common across experimental behavioral and social science research reports of human learning since the late 1800s.
  2. ALV is a technical-scientific description of the teaching-learning process.
  3. The term addresses choices learners will likely make while learning.
  4. To the extent that learning occurs from a lesson, instruction of that lesson matches choices learners made while learning that lesson.
  5. Use of ALV in lessons increases the likelihood of learning occurring through those lessons, as documented by experimental scientists and educators.
  6. ALV provides ways for educators and others to monitor lessons and school academic performance in order to identify ways to increase the efficiency of instruction and of other resources used to support that learning.
  7. ALV provides ways to assess the impact of school administrators and support staff on academic performance


Both expected and unexpected consequences can occur. Most likely, educators who adopt a learners’ view will see increases in academic performance results on state required examinations, and increases in student expectations for similar instruction in other classes.

The most difficult consequence will likely occur from employees who, in various ways, prefer to continue doing what they have been doing, including assigning fault for lack of academic performance to students rather than to lessons and instruction.


ALV provides boards of education with an empirical standard against which they may assess the operation of schools, and assign accountability for educators AIDing learning.


  1. ALV (a Learners’ View) of Learning in One Lesson
  2. Performance Standard for Educators
  3. Rationed Learning
  4. Technical-Scientific Literacy of Educators (TSLE)

Relate Reading

  1. 1.0 Teacher
  2. Accelerated k12 Learning: Press Releases
  3. Active Ingredients of Learning
  4. General Articles
  5. New Era School initiative (NESI) Links
  6. NESI Conversation 10: “Rationed Learning … Yes, but ..,” Revisited
  7. Teachers as Risk Managers
  8. Teachers Do The Hokey Pokey
  9. Trail to a Learners’ View (ALV)

Last Edited: May 5, 2015