How we learn (1916) by W. H. S. Jones - PDF

How we learn (1916) by W. H. S. Jones

How we learn



This little book is intended for the use of scholars of about sixteen, who for some terms at least have been trained to work out exercises in the induction of the kind described and illustrated in the pamphlet Scientific Method in Schools. It sums up and systematizes, and to a certain extent develops, what they have been learning incidentally and partially. 

But it contains the very minimum that a pupil of sixteen should know, and it is suggested that the teacher would do well, before setting a section to be studied and learned at home, first to give an oral lesson expanding and illustrating the points treated in that section. The exercises at the end are intended to serve as written homework. 

I hope that nobody will be offended at my intentional medley of trivial and important, of commonplace decisions and momentous discoveries. Such mixtures should not appear incongruous to anyone who remembers that "the method of discovery" is essentially one. the main object has been to impress upon the learner the unity of knowledge.


 The teacher may find it useful if I append here a short list of problems that can be worked out by teacher and class together during the preparatory years before this primer is studied. 

The main characteristic of this work should be scientific thoroughness, and the way of conducting it is described at some length in the pamphlet mentioned above. Some of these problems can be worked out by brighter and older pupils without help, but the teacher ought to be careful not to encourage unscientific habits by setting tasks above the powers of the class.

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  1. this is good book about logical thinking by academic author. short but very useful

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