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Active Ingredient of Learning (AIL)

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    Robert Heiny

    Active Ingredient of Learning (AIL)

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

    Definition: 1. a. Those sights, sounds, and other sensors that a learner chooses to attend during a lesson that likely lead to meeting the criterion for learning that lesson. b An essential element of learning applied during a lesson in order to increases the likelihood that a learner will meet criterion for that lesson. c A finite number of parts of an environment that will likely increase learning promptly. d A hierarchy of parts of instruction (environment, lesson) to which learners will likely respond in order to solve a problem

    2. That which enters into a lesson or is a component part of a combination or mixture of elements that make up instruction of a lesson, as baking soda leveans a mixture of flour and water to make a bread dough rise.

    3. Those parts of instruction that lead to a learner failing to learn when left out of the lesson.

    3. Technical Those parts of lessons that appear in algorithms and heuristics to predict and assess learning. Parts of lessons that must be included in order to represent the precision, and speed of learning simply and accurately

    Synonyms: COMPONENT applies to the parts that make up a lesson, not all of which contribute to increasing the likelihood that learners will meet criterion for the lesson. CONSTITUENT refers to the essential or formative contribution of a part to learning. ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF LEARNING, as compared here, consists of a kind (set) of behavior patterns shown to increase learning.

    Antonyms: CHAOS indicates an extreme case for arguing the unpredictability inherent in teaching and learning, in which apparently random changes occur as a result of variations in backgrounds, interests, etc. among teachers, their instruction of lessons, and learners. LEARNING JUST HAPPENS suggests that nothing common occurs across lessons that results in learners meeting criterion for each lesson. WHOLISTIC (sometimes spelled Holistic without any necessary religious implications) LEARNING implies that no one has or can differentiate among aspects of teaching, instruction, learning, and lessons that occur during learning.

    Analogy: An active ingredient is to learning as a catalyst is to a chemical reaction; as piano notes are to composing a musical composition.

    Highlight: The term active ingredients of learning represents those aspects of choices learners make that most likely result in meeting a criterion for learning a lesson.

    Comment: Only a fraction of what people say or do in lessons leads to someone else learning something. Scientists refer to this fraction as cues, redundant cues, prompts, contingencies, etc. They may also be called active ingredients of learning. People use them while learning. If learners don't use something in a lesson, it is not an active ingredient even if it was in a lesson. Active ingredients are like clues to solve a mystery in a novel.
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