Creating a Passion for Learning LO17425

Fred Nickols (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 00:36:52 +0000

Replying to LO17417 --

Steve Eskow, responding to At de Lange, writes at length, and I'll not dip
into those waters. However, Steve does make two comments about which I'd
like some clarification...

Early on, Steve writes:

>First: learners can not learn by themselves. They need parents and
>teachers and colleagues.

Later, in closing, Steve writes:

>I know that I can not learn on my own, so I must pick my teachers

I'd certainly agree that not all learning occurs without teaching. I'd
also agree that some learning might not be able to occur at all in the
absence of teaching. But I don't agree with the statement that "learners
can not learn by themselves" or that "I can not learn on my own."

However, the matter could be definitional, so, before taking issue, I'd
like to ask Steve to share his definition of "learning."


Fred Nickols The Distance Consulting Company

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