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Contributions to Education of Scientific Knowledge about the Psychology of Learning


by J. F. Dashiell — 1938

Education is guided learning. Learning, in turn, is habit-forming, if taken generally enough; for even when in a particular case the aim is not that of forging some mode of thinking or acting that will operate always in a fixed way thereafter but is that of developing a more general attitude—that of independent inquiry, say, or that of making a student resourceful in solving 'originals'—even then the teacher's regard is toward the learner's future; and he hopes that the present activity will set up in the learner an abiding tendency of some sort. Education is guided habit-forming.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 37, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 39 Number 10, 1938, p. 393-403
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20797, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 4:18:26 AM

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  • J. Dashiell
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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    J. F. DASHIELL is the Kenan Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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