Thursday, February 25, 2010

Topic: Learning Principles

One-minute review: Motivated learners learn more readily. Reward is better than punishment. Intrinsic motivation is better than extrinsic. Failure is tolerated if there is a backlog of success. Set realistic goals. Active participation is better than passive. Repetitive practice is needed for overlearning skills. Know what is good performance. Transfer is more successful if relationships are discovered by the person himself. Spaced recalls for retaining knowledge.

“Learning Principles and the Reading Process.” Psychology in Teaching Reading Smith and Dechant.. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1961.

Comment: These principles are a reminder of what I already know, but I need to think of their implications again and again. RayS.

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