Learning and Theory Essay

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Handout 1 Definitions of Learning and Theory In this exercise, you will define and discuss the concepts of Learning and Theory. Please save this document and type directly on this template. Every response should be substantive and requires a minimum of 3 to 5 complete sentences per response. When completed, please submit this document as an attachment to the appropriate drop box. 1. How does the text book define a theory? The text book defines a theory in two different ways. The first, being from the Webster’s Seventh New Intercollegiate Dictionary. The dictionary explains Theory as: (1) “a set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena.” The (2) definition for theory is: A theory is a comprehensive, coherent, and internally consist system of ideas about a set of phenomena. (Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 2012). 2. How does the text book define learning? The text defines learning as “emphasizes the person in whom the change occurs or is expected to occur.” The text also states “learning is the act or process by which behavioral change, knowledge, skills and attitude are acquired.” (Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 2012). 3. What is the connection between theory and practice? Both theory and practice are forms of how we learn. We develop growth of characterized independence of response from the immediate nature. Our text states that practice helps with verbal, motor, and intellectual skills. Pg. 15 4. What is the essential difference between the concepts of education and learning? Learning is the ability of the human mind to observe, process, and adjust to information or experience. While education is a study and one can learn from its

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