Creating a Passion for Learning LO17462

Fred Nickols (
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 10:22:16 +0000

Replying to LO17425 --

Dr. Steve Eskow writes:

>I'll resist the invitation to define learning:I'm willing to accept Fred's

"..resist the invitation.."? Hmm. Must have been tempting.

"..willing to accept Fred's.."? Okay, here goes...

I think learning is the development of patterned behaviors. We label
these patterned behaviors "skills," "competencies," "capabilities" and
"attitudes," to name a few.

I also think learning refers to the acquisition of abstractions, what we
call "knowledge," "understanding," "comprehension," "concepts,"
"principles," "standards" and "insights," to use a few (many of which are
inferred based on patterned behaviors, particular verbal behaviors).


Fred Nickols
The Distance Consulting Company


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