- Human beings have a natural potentiality for learning.
- Significant learning takes place when the subject matter is perceived by the student as having relevance for his own purposes.
- Learning which involves a change in self organization in the perception of oneself is threatening and tends to be resisted.
- Those learnings which are threatening to the self are more easily perceived and assimilated when external threats are at a minimum.
- When treat to the self is low, experience can be perceived in differentiated fashion, and learning can proceed.
- Much significant learning is acquired by doing.
- Learning is facilitated when the student participates responsibly in the learning process.
- Self-initiated learning which involves the whole person of the learner- feelings as well as intellect-is the most lasting and pervasive.
- Independence, creativity and self-reliance are all facilitated when self criticism and self-evaluation are basic and evaluation by others is of secondary importance. 1
- The most socially useful learning in the modern world is the learning of the process of learning, a continuous openness to experience and incorporation into oneself of the process of change.
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