Deep And Lifelong Learning Theories Of Learning

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I believe learning is continual growth in the brain's functionality in which all social practices are contextualised. Learning is not the quickly forgotten stuff that is crammed into the mind, but an insatiable curiosity that drives learners to absorb everything they can see, hear or read (Rogers, 1983). Deep and lifelong learning happens when learner develops an ability to reflect on his own thinking, becomes a self regulated learner, and builds capacity to monitor and manage his learning. I believe learning is innate (Plato, 380 BCE) but it needs development and growth by the learner. The human brain has the power to think and construct new learning through the transformation of experience (Kolb, 1984) and social interaction (Vygotsky,1934). Learning is always based on the prior knowledge and can be strengthened through reinforcement (Skinner, 1953).…show more content…
Different theories are appropriate for explaining some learning situations, but not all. So being a teacher, I believe I need to build an ability to apply the learning theories to enhance my classroom learning that involves social, emotional, and participatory factors in addition to cognitive ones. No two individuals are alike, people think differently, act differently and learn in their own unique way, so researchers introduced the terms; visual learners, auditory learners, kinaesthetic learners and we all have our own predominant learning styles. People also have different combinations of intelligences. So deep and lifelong learning happens when the environment is according to the individuals' predominant learning styles, interests and abilities. Learning process requires alignment of thoughts and domains of learning; cognitive, affective and psychomotor work as a guide to understand the pathway for well-organized flow of
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