The fundamental principles of learning and study - PDF by Austin Edwards

The fundamental principles of learning and study

The fundamental principles of learning and study

Excerpt from the introduction

The present volume is a rewriting of the manuscript that the writer has used for some time as part of his lectures to students in educational psychology. The aim is especially to show how the results of general psychology and experimental psychology and of allied sciences can be put into use by the teacher and the student in the problems of learning and of study.

 In the chapters on Making the Appeal to the Student, and Attention and Sustained Effort, examples have been given from the writer's own studies and observations for the purpose of illustrating psychological principles involved and suggesting to teachers ways that have proved successful in the actual every- day work of the teacher. 

The writer thinks that The Habit Theory has not received its due in educational practice and perhaps not in educational thought. It is a principle which runs through the whole work of education and the adoption of it as the fundamental working principle of the teacher's work should help to bring the definiteness that is needed. If habits, including habits, dispositions and attitudes, are not all the results that education can show, we can see what is left out after we do our duty to the first and fundamental things. The general scheme of the book can be indicated by the following statement of some of the main thoughts

1) The nature of education and of the educational process from the point of view of permanent results in the individual. 
2) The necessity for permanent results of some kind and the nature of these results. 
3) The process of learning, of making acquisitions which can be made more or less permanent and suggestions for the right direction of this learning process. 
4) A discussion of how to make the best progress in learning. 
5) The getting of not only specific but general improvement.
6) The factors that make for permanent results. 
7.) Modes of appeal for the purpose of arousing and directing the desired activities. 
8) The development through lower to higher stages of attention, activity, and effort. 
9)The development of the emotional and moral nature for permanent results in moral character. 
10) Physical and physiological conditions that are involved in learning and study.
11) The problem of how to study, teaching to study, and of putting the supervised study into the school. 12) The need for definite ends of education and the possibility of using the principles and facts presented herein to help towards greater definiteness of the aim
the book details :
  • Author: Austin Southwick Edwards
  • Publication date: 1920
  • Company: Baltimore, Warwick & York, inc.

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