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EducationA Letter to Learners Revisited

A Letter to Learners Revisited


Last Edited: January 19, 2018

Greetings Learners.

You play a vital part in society. You make choices while learning. Details of making these choices matter, so you may learn more and learn it more efficiently.

Without you, education does not exist beyond imagination and belief.

Without you learning to do something new for you, educators do not exist, and society remains stagnant beyond chance occurrences.

Without you making choices that others may observe, you do not learn beyond changing your imagination.

Through choices that you make, others may observe you making a place for yourself in society.

Of these things, you have no choice except to image or believe something else.

Even then, you will learn something when other people see you change your patterns of social activity.

These descriptions appear consistent with the science of teaching and learning, and of their place in society as reported by experimental behavioral and social scientists.

Scientists have been reporting choices you probably make to learn for more than a century.

Scientists have been refining these reports through more studies of learning.

From this view, learning is a public process, not cognition or another inferred private and unseen mental activity. Learning occurs when people choose something to do that connects … (More)

Robert Heiny
Robert Heinyhttp://www.robertheiny.com
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.

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