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Goeing, Anja-Silvia (2021). Learning. In: Blair, Ann; Duguid, Paul; Goeing, Anja-Silvia; Grafton, Anthony. Information: A Historical Companion. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 555-559.

Abstract

Learning is a term used in contemporary educational theory to describe the ability to build up and add to a foundation of concepts, beliefs, and applicable skills. Techniques of argumentation and other means of communication are seen as a relevant part of these skills, but so too are motor skills that help control the use of the body and its parts, including the senses and brain. The faculty of learning applies to animals, humans, and some artificial technologies; but we will focus here on human learning, which has been scrutinized and discussed for the longest time. Information, or messages to which the receiver attends, plays a crucial role in the acquisition and development of knowledge and mental habits, but it can also disturb and disorganize them.

Abstract

Learning is a term used in contemporary educational theory to describe the ability to build up and add to a foundation of concepts, beliefs, and applicable skills. Techniques of argumentation and other means of communication are seen as a relevant part of these skills, but so too are motor skills that help control the use of the body and its parts, including the senses and brain. The faculty of learning applies to animals, humans, and some artificial technologies; but we will focus here on human learning, which has been scrutinized and discussed for the longest time. Information, or messages to which the receiver attends, plays a crucial role in the acquisition and development of knowledge and mental habits, but it can also disturb and disorganize them.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:information; history; learning; connected learning theory
Language:English
Date:24 January 2021
Deposited On:21 Jan 2021 19:45
Last Modified:21 Jan 2021 19:45
Publisher:Princeton University Press
OA Status:Green
Official URL:https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691179544/information
Related URLs:https://infohist.fas.harvard.edu (Organisation)

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