What is learning? LO26033

From: Richer, Robert A SBCCOM (robert.richer@SBCCOM.APGEA.ARMY.MIL)
Date: 02/01/01

Replying to LO26028 --

Peggy, I'm in the doctoral program at GWU ... doing a dissertation on
Mezirow's personal transformation adult learning theory and I offer these

Jack Mezirow, Robert Boyd, Friere, Robert Kegan, offer a look at learning
as not only learning to get along in the environment but also an adult
development model (cognitive for some and cognitive and affective for
others)which defines learning as changes to the cognitive mental models
humans construe from their sensory experiences.

For a great start I suggest you find a copy of Merriam and Cafferella's
Learning in Adulthood. This is a great volume for your library if you
will make 'learning' your career field.

If you decide on a particular facet of the 'learning' area I can help with
some broad notes.

Thanks for asking.

>I am trying to build a foundation of what learning is for my MBA thesis
>on LOs and am running into some challenges. There is a HUGE body of
>knowledge on learning that does not seem to want to be summarized! Any
>suggestions, tips and resource ideas you have to offer me would be
>greatly appreciated.
>Specifically, I am looking to explain:
>Q1. What is the definition of learning.
>Q2. What are the types of learning
>Q3. What is the learning process
>Q4. What are the types of learning processes


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