Monday, June 23, 2008

It Doesn't Take THAT Long

If you were asked to define learning, how would you define it?

An experiment done (check here) showed how one can mechanically define learning as a conditioned response to a certain stimulus. How would you relate this then to something as complex as students in a classroom and the subject matter involved?

In a sense, have many teachers simply "conditioned" the minds of students to attain who they are or to become what they are, such that they feel only the teacher knows and they are simply receivers of knowledge? What should the role of such an established mode of learning in this modern society?

Who do you think would win in a beauty contest: Jezebel or MariMar?