Core Beliefs About Learning
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- ONE: We believe that all humans want to learn, and that learning is an essential, innate, ongoing, and lifelong process.
- TWO: We believe that learning is a process of making meaning of the world.
- THREE: We believe that learners are unique and they are responsible for their own learning.
- FOUR: We believe that learning depends on being able to connect prior knowledge, perceptions, or patterns of experience to new experiences, new information, and contexts.
- FIVE: We believe that learning is profoundly influenced by social relationships.
- SIX: We believe that learning is significantly affected by emotions.
- SEVEN: We believe that self-perception directly affects motivation and learning.
- EIGHT: We believe that learning is more effective when information is embedded in purposeful and meaningful experiences and interactions.
- NINE: We believe that learning is contextual.
- TEN: We believe that learning is enhanced when learners are aware of how thinking and learning occur (meta-cognition), which gives learners increased control over their learning.
- ELEVEN: We believe that learning is demonstrated when learners can apply their understandings in new situations in flexible and thought-provoking ways.
- TWELVE: We believe that learning is complex and non-linear.
* Based upon Principles of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment, Tasmanian Department of Education, Australia