Tag Archives: Education

Educational Standards and Assessment Factors

Note: This blog entry is the last in a series that looked at learning principles and factors from both a scientific (APA Learner-Centered Principles) and religious (Baha’i) perspective. Knowledge is like wings for development or a ladder for the ascent … Continue reading

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Social Factors in Learning

Learning is greatly influenced by our interactions with significant others and begins immediately at birth. Our first and most primary relationship is with our parents, especially our mothers, and then with our families. Our interactions with others involve the basic … Continue reading

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Emotional Factors in Learning

Motivations and emotions may have an evolutionary purpose or function related to self-preservation, pain avoidance and gratification. However, if we were chiefly guided by our instinctual motivations and emotions, we would live more like animals. We can raise motivations and … Continue reading

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Motivation

While the cognitive and metacognitive factors above focus more on the mind, the motivational factors deal mostly with the heart and will. Successful learners must use and balance all these faculties. Motivation is dependent on having a purpose in life—no … Continue reading

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Constructing Capacity

We build capacity based on our existing capacities. If these bases are weak, or not well-formed, then additional constructions on them are bound to suffer. As we learn and develop more, broadening and deepening our truth, love and justice, we … Continue reading

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The Nature of Goals

Goals affect learning. Our minds, hearts and wills are goal directed. Truth, love and justice should be the primary goals of our minds, hearts and wills and make all other goals positive and powerful. The more we are aware of … Continue reading

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The Nature and Context of Learning

Understanding our cognitive and metacognitive learning processes is a key to promoting human happiness and well-being. Information and experience are the material we use to construct and generate meaning. One process of learning results from interactions with the environment using … Continue reading

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