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    Using the topic of "learning", can you please help me explain what is interesting about that topic and apply it to your own experiences and observations?

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    My name is Shannah Hartman and I hope you will be pleased with my work. Thank you for using brainmass.com

    The following are some ideas that you can use to form your own paper on learning and education. I have used this work before with turnitin.com so if you like it you can change it and personalize it to you it.

    I am special education teacher so I teach others the value of learning and how to learn. I also have to take courses to keep up with my licensure requirements so I am continually learning myself. I am pursing a doctoral degree in adult education and learning, I have a master's degree in psychology, an additional master's degree in special education, and a bachelor's degree in psychology. I value education because it helps form the lens or our view of the world and how we view life. Education helps people better themselves and think better to make the world a better place.

    Learning is a continuous process for professionals who want to maintain a current employment position, learn about a new topic, or complete a requirement. On the other hand, many adults become educators and provide learning opportunities for others. There are many easy to look at education and learning. We are all educators in some way. We do not have to think of learning in a since of textbook learning because life experiences are now recognized as valuable.

    Learning can involve pedagogy for childhood learning or andragogy for adult learning. We can focus on book smarts or life experiences in learning. We can focus on the teacher, the learner, and styles of learning, retaining, and using information. The way people learn information is very interesting.

    Several theorists have developed philosophies of the most effective characteristics and behaviors a flourishing teacher should possess. It is relatively difficult to support such theories with quantitative data due to the fact that personality characteristics are almost incalculable. The study of adult learning cannot be without the study of psychology to rationalize the learning process. According to Knowles, Holton, and Swanson (2011), two main perspectives in the psychology of learning are behaviorists/connectionist and cognitive/gestalt theories. The purpose of studying effective teaching practices is to make a greater impact on the learner by developing the most efficient facilitator which may include several learning perspectives. "Teaching styles is the overall characteristics, attitudes, traits, and qualities that a teacher displays in the teaching and learning encounter" (Galbraith, 2004, pg. 6). An examination of the principles of practice in adult learning from the perspectives of Knowles and Long will be analyzed for the benefit of the adult learner.

    Long, 1971, believed that "physiologically, psychological, and sociologically adults are more diverse then children" ...

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