Whats learning?

Singapore
September 16, 2007 10:05am CST
Since people here are all students. What do you all think is true learning? Is it just burying yourself in books and memorising anything and everything that comes to you or is it the understanding and fully enjoying the experience of acquiring what you learn? Comment please. Thank you.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 07
During your education and each and every day in the world, you acquire knowledge. Our brains do a nice job of storing away this information until it is needed. Maybe you have acquired knowledge so that you are able to answer questions on a test. But still, this is not the whole of learning. One day, when you are able to extract that knowledge and apply it to a real-life situation or experience, when that knowledge suddenly becomes intricately woven into experience, that is when you have truly "learned" something.
• Singapore
17 Sep 07
Agreeable, yet from what you said, only when you use it and know that through experience you have acquired it, could you have truly "learned" something, so when you acquire it, do you consider it as learning. Anyway, interesting article here: http://www.helium.com/tm/596809/learning-defined-these-article
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
24 Sep 07
learning means concentrating on wht one ir reading n tryin to understand n its nvr memorising or doing parrot work...unless needed
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
Both of that is just for experience in life and we can't scape through these.. When life get storme it is the time that other day has past and you lear through these.. A Life of being student is just like a ladder life me goes up in down...thats all God bless to you.
• United States
20 Sep 07
Learning can be any of those things as long as you are gaining knowledge about something you were no familiar with. However, I think the best and most rewarding learning comes from life itself. As we get older we learn from our own mistakes and the mistakes we see in other peoples lives. True learning could also be defined as "taking in all of the subject". This would be when you don't know much about your topic but when you research it you DON'T feel biased or judgmental and you accept all aspects of the topic (not just the things you want to believe).
• Singapore
19 Sep 07
I like learning! learning for me is a knowledge you know and it is useful/helpful in your life before you die! It is good if you can convert it into a skill that can make the world become better. for most people, exam might be a test to classify you into different level of intelligent. exam for me is a test to filter off people who don't understand the system.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Hello Tommyksh, I think you learned by understanding what you are reading, memorising and reviewing. You'll be fully enjoying the experience of acquiring what you learned that way. Because if your are enjoying learning at school then you won't mind and don't have a hard time buriying yourself in books and memorising anything and everything to you. To most of us, learning means an attempt to create a memory that lasts. Like mastering new dance steps, learning foreign languages, or remembering acquaintances' names require our brains to encode and store new information until we need it. Another thing is how much do we remember of what we learned in school? Unless you've used skills from school in your day-to-day life, you may have trouble recalling the details. :-)