Learning quotes think without learning

 |   Prabakaran Thirumalai

Learning Without Thinking Quote

To learn without thinking is vain. To think without learning is dangerous.

To learn without thinking is vain. To Meaning

Many experiments now suggest that learning happens mostly by employing the processing capability of the brain and not by using only the memory capacity of the brain.

Learning pervades our lives. It helps us in mastering a new skill, developing social interaction, personality, and emotions. We learn how to behave in society. Most learning may be described as a modification of behavior. Before learning to speak a word, the child just babbles; when he learns to use a sentence, his behavior is further modified; when he tries to write, his movement becomes modified, these are all examples of learning. It takes place under the influence of the environment of objects and persons in which the individuals lives. Learning continues throughout our life, with direct observation. However, learning will make no sense if it not retained by the person. It is only through the innate capacity of memory that we can relate to different events, experiences, conditions people and objects. The memory makes it possible to operate beyond the constraints of time and place. Memory is a great mental capacity which establishes links across diverse experiences.

Nature of Learning

Learning is relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs through experience. The relatively permanent refers to the fact that when people learn anything, some part of their brain physically changes to record what they have learned. People cannot learn anything in memory if their brain fails to record what happens. Researches suggest that once people learn something, it is always present somewhere in the memory. Regarding change, not all change is accomplished through learning. Any changes in the body like an increase in the weight is controlled by a genetic blueprint. This kind of change is called maturation. Behavior refers to any action performed by the individual. The modification of behavior in learning is gradual; it does not come at once. Hence, behavior is imperative for learning, and it may be muscular, social mental or a combination of these. Another important factor in learning is experience or practice; our past experiences and practices help us to learn the things in a proper manner. Learning has three important characteristics

Learning is a continuous change in behavior

Learning is a change which takes place either through practice or experience.

The change must be relatively permanent or enduring.

Learning is a reaction to a given stimulus after thinking about it. A child cannot learn to walk unless his leg muscles are strong enough to support his or her weight. This implies that maturation builds the necessary readiness for learning. A Certain level of maturity is required to acquire skill or knowledge. Maturation and learning both result in changes in behavior. Maturation may be considered as development brought about by the growth of the muscular system, while learning is an outcome of provoking situations.

Reflex actions is a direct automatic and immediate response of a muscle or a gland to the stimulation of a sense organ. For example blinking of eyes in response to a sudden movement of an object in front of person’s eyes. Reflex actions have innate tendencies and are not acquired through practice. However, instinctive behavior can be modified by learning. Learning can be classified into verbal learning and motor learning. Learning of words, numbers and facts and ideas expressed by words and numbers is called as verbal learning. Learning of the activities that involve movements of body parts is called motor learning. Both types of learning involve some common processes. There are set of conditions without which learning will not be possible.Some of the factors which influence learning are the ability to learn, effort to learn, motivation to learn, meaningfulness of the material, interest, incentives, etc.

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