What is learning? How do you best learn? Websites that contain scientific instruments are preferred. 

reply to the students’ response and not the question  in 150 words minimum and provide 1 reference. Respond to the students response as though you are talking to them, use name


What is learning? How do you best learn? Websites that contain scientific instruments are preferred.

Student response


Upon reading the lecture on learning and transfer, learning is defined as “ a relatively permanent change in human capabilities” (slide 5). However, upon looking at various articles, I came to the conclusion that no one was in agreement as to the true definition of ‘learning’. Sheldon J. Lachman mentions how the most common definition is “ learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior brought about by practice or experience”. Which is similar to that of Noe. Furthermore he argues that “ learning doesn’t necessarily produce a change in behavior”.(Sheldon J. Lachman,1997) Which I have to agree with. I believe that learning as mentioned by both authors does create a relatively permanent change since we build off of new things that we learn. While the knowledge we have learned is relevant to what we are doing we continue to retain that information. I also believe hahah once we no longer find a need for that information we tend to forget it, thus it being “ relatively permanent”. In my experience depending on what it is I am trying to learn I learn in different ways. For example when they trained me at work although seeing someone do the work was helpful the best way I learned was by being hands on and doing it myself. Where as when I am learning about a new topic for instance this class, I learn best by listening to a video about the topic. The reading helps but I get distracted very easily.

  1. Sheldon J. Lachman   (1997)   Learning is a Process: Toward an Improved Definition of Learning,   The Journal of Psychology,   131:5,   477-480,   DOI: 10.1080/00223989709603535

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