Learning Basics

What is Learning?

You learn when you experience things. Learning happens when you are able to connect old knowledge to new experiences.

What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Learners Learn?

  1. Get your learners actively involved in learning. Reading and hearing just isn’t enough. People learn best by doing. Give them the opportunity to be involved in their learning wherever possible, rather than simply hearing or reading about what you’re teaching.
  2. People learn best when they feel they are in charge of their learning. Build your learner’s autonomy by giving them some control.
  3. People need to connect new experiences with their present knowledge. Help them build connections between what is being presented their past experiences. Move incrementally. Over time you can move from simple to more complex ideas.
  4. Have learners communicate and collaborate. This leads to a deeper understanding of the material.