TEST Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is the second in my series of short blog posts on important theories of learning.
Learners are motivated by three factors: desire to learn, incentives, or fear of failure. As we grow, most of the early curiosity is tested away, and school becomes work. Obstacles increase, desire to learn decreases, and incentives and/or fear of failure move to the forefront. Jack Canfield, self-esteem expert, reports that 80 percent of first graders posses high self-esteem, but by high school graduation, this drops to a staggering five percent.
This snippet was very interesting: " In one study that’s received a fair amount of attention this year (Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014), longhand notetakers outperformed laptop notetakers on measures of conceptual understand and long-term factual recall."
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.
Linda Denty's insight:
More interesting research on how the world wide web is changing our brains.