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Learned helplessness

Learned helplessness is behavior typical of an organism (human or animal) that has endured repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it was unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn escape or avoidance … Continue reading

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Adult Education – A Critical Realist Orientation to Learner Needs

Is the idea of meeting needs in adult education a myth? Armstrong and Lawy challenge the commonly held notion that needs have an objective reality of their own and suggest that they are instead “manufactured political constructions”. Based on the … Continue reading

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Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

One inspiring talk by the 13-year-old wonder-girl Adora Svitak. She’s written three books and taught in more than 400 classrooms across the world. And what she so aptly compels us to do in this talk is think as a two-direction … Continue reading

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Are they Students or are they Learners?

Read I spend a lot of time, these days, talking and writing about how we are asking teachers to redefine what it means to be a teacher — and, in all fairness, how difficult that is. I try to present … Continue reading

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