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The General Nature of Learning

by G. Lester Anderson & Arthur I. Gates - 1950

It has been almost fifty years since the field of educational psychology, with learning as a significant area of study, had its beginnings. The field came of age a little more than a quarter of a century ago with the widespread investigations of learning in such subjects as reading and arithmetic and with general recognition of the necessity for basic training in educational psychology as part of the preparation of the teacher. But in the twenty-five years since the mid-1920's, certain trends in our conceptions of the nature of learning have occurred which today make the field much different from what it was when many who are now teaching first studied it.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 49, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 51 Number 9, 1950, p. 12-35
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20166, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 8:03:32 AM

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