Nature of Learning
Generally, Learning is the process by which an individual acquires knowledge, attitudes and skills that are necessary to meet the demands of life. While touching a burning candle, a child gets burnt and he withdraws the fingers. When he faces a similar situation again he withdraws his fingers faster. Gradually he learns to avoid not only the burning candle but also other burning things. The behavior of an individual is thus changed through experiences. This change in behavior brought about by experiences is commonly known as learning. Thus, Learning means change in behavior or behavior potential that occurs as a result of experience. Normally, a child normally learns from his parents, teachers and the environment.
It’s very natural that a student learns in many ways— by seeing and hearing; reflecting and acting; reasoning logically and intuitively; memorizing and visualizing and drawing analogies and building mathematical models; steadily and in fits and starts. Teaching methods also vary. Some instructors lecture, others demonstrate or discuss; some focus on principles and others on applications; some emphasize memory and others understanding. He can learn many things from his or her daily activities, society, culture, family, religion, teacher, friends, books, practical experience, environment etc. In my class room I apply many theories and it totally depends on situation, the level of the students, mood and so on. When I am in a jolly mood I share many practical experience and my personal events to make the class more cheerful. Sometimes, I arrange group discussion, speaking test, quizzing part and so many things. I also keep a questioner part when all the students can make any type of question which may be related to the text or outside of their syllabus.