First of all, learning should considered to be a process rather than what we get out of it. It is important to keep the students involved in such a procedure that would allow for an enhancement in their learning and this element would be responsible for improving learning. For this process to be effective it is necessary to continuously give feedback on how efficient their efforts are coming up to be.
Then there is the point that all learning is basically relearning. For the simplification of learning a procedure which actually makes the students participate in the discussion regarding the topic at hand is really efficient and important. This allows for addition and learning of refined and new ideas from every individual.
For learning to be absolutely worthwhile there is a requirement to resolve conflicts that may come up between dialectically opposed styles of variation to the world. The major driving force of any learning process is conflict, differences and disagreements. When one is engaged in learning he is required to go back and forth the different ideas, views and modes of reflection and whatever the input is from every student’s side.
Through learning knowledge is created. ELT has proposed a constructivist theory of learning in which takes place the creation of social knowledge over and over again and for the learner it becomes his own personal knowledge. This is totally opposite of what the case is in “transmission” model which is used for most of the current educational practices, and wherein takes place the transmission of pre-existing fixed concepts to the learner.
According to ELT learning can be defined as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combination of grasping and transforming experience (Kolb, 1984, p. 41)”. The ...Show more