Some say that people learn by experience while some claim that a well understanding of the thought processes will assist in answering these questions.
There is an emerging learning theory (connectivism) that points out the importance of networks and the vitality of informal learning environments in our lives.
If I were to introduce a learning theory that would define the way we learn in addition to offering innovations to improve the methods we learn, it would be an even combination of the existing learning theories. Every theory has something in it that I argue in favor of while having some issues.
For instance, I cannot accept that when we were born, we were all equal in terms of out learning potential, but we learn as we go through different incidents in our lives.
In addition, I think that human brain works similar to computers in the sense that it processes and stores information, however we have feelings as well.
Connectivism supports the idea that knowing how to access certain information is more important than actually knowing it.
My learning theory would consist of all the parts of the existing learning theories that I agree with and exclude the rest. Connectivism would be part of it because I think that connectivism, emphasizing the importance of technology in learning is necessary to fully define learning.
Driscoll, M. P. (2005).Psychology of learning for instruction (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
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