Key Principles of Learning

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There are a vast range of theories that attempt to explain and demonstrate the way that people learn. Such theories can often contrast with each other depending on the type of learning they describe, for example traditional learning theories associated with children and adolescents engaged in ‘schooling’ may differ from theories associated with adult learning. The following list is generic and identifies the key principles associated with all types of learning and can be applied to group situations as well as when learning alone or with a mentor, tutor or trainer. This list is not exhaustive but it should, however, help you to understand some of the key concepts of learning. People learn best when they are treated with respect and are not talked down to or treated as ignorant. …
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What is Learning?

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Almost every action we take is the result of past learning yet, for some people, learning still remains an activity undertaken in, or associated with, an educational context. As babies we learn to eat, to gain attention, to crawl, to walk, etc. and as we develop into children, and our bodies become more functional, we learn an inordinate range of skills. Traditionally, research and studies around learning focused primarily on early-years learning through childhood and adolescence.  However, it is now recognised that learning is a continuous process that commences at birth and continues until death; it is the process through which we use our experience to deal with new situations and to develop relationships.  
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