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Teaching for Transmission and Understanding
Teaching for transmission and understanding

In the previous chapter different ways of looking at the process of learning were explored. The first approach was to regard learning as a change in the cognitive state of an individual which was not simply the result of maturation. The analogy used to represent this change was that the mind operated in similar ways to a computer so that learning was a form of information processing. The second approach viewed learning as a series of interactions between an individual and the surrounding universe. Whenever an individual faced a situation where exposure to new knowledge conflicted with what he or she already knew, then both what was new and what was already known underwent a process ...

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