1.3 LEARNING IS A WAY OF LIFE
Learning is inevitable and an unavoidable constant in every aspect of our everyday lives. It is a conscious activity throughout our schooldays, in formal education and in training but it also lives in our subconscious, in our thinking and in our reflection, and even in our imagination. Learning is innate. It is responsive to the dynamics of our personal circumstances and to our immediate environment.
So, why do we need to ‘learn to learn’ and why should it become an integral part of the school curriculum? In short, because an understanding of how we learn and how our Learning Power dictates the habits and behaviors we exhibit when coping with the challenges of change, is fundamental to the quality of our contribution to family life and to the well-being of society as a whole.
- they have skills in ‘learning how to learn’;
- learning is accepted as a continuous process which will extend throughout life;
- recognition is given to the fact that learning takes place in a wide variety of different
situations and contexts;
- schools as organizations are structured and managed to encourage and reward learning.