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Essentials of Learning


reviewed by Sam Glucksberg - 1969

coverTitle: Essentials of Learning
Author(s): Robert M.W. Travers
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In his preface to this ambitious undertaking, Travers writes: "If teaching is the chosen profession, the student may be expected to include in his background a familiarity with those aspects of psychology that have the most direct bearing on problems of education. That aspect which impinges most directly is the psychology of learning" (p. v). And, indeed, what could be more reasonable? Education involves learning, and if we know something about learning, then we would know something about teaching. Unfortunately, the word "learning" has more than one meaning. In the context of the psychology of learning, "learning" refers to a body of research and theorizing about the formation, strengthening, and weakening of stimulus-response or stimulus-stimulus associations. In the context of the practical enterprise of education, the word "learning" means a great deal more than that, as well it should. It includes, among other things, socialization, intellectual and cognitive development, and the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 2, 1969, p. 342-345
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1823, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 6:50:17 PM

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