And What Do You Mean by Learning?

And What Do You Mean by Learning One of America s original thinkers about public education Seymour Sarason poses the crucial question for all educators What do you mean by learning Learning is the word most used in educational liter

  • Title: And What Do You Mean by Learning?
  • Author: Seymour B. Sarason
  • ISBN: 9780325006390
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of America s original thinkers about public education, Seymour Sarason poses the crucial question for all educators What do you mean by learning Learning is the word most used in educational literature and yet educators have great difficulty in defining it Sarason demonstrates that the lack of clarity about the concept of learning is at the root of the disappoinOne of America s original thinkers about public education, Seymour Sarason poses the crucial question for all educators What do you mean by learning Learning is the word most used in educational literature and yet educators have great difficulty in defining it Sarason demonstrates that the lack of clarity about the concept of learning is at the root of the disappointments of educational reform, the inadequacies of preparatory programs, and proclamations of policy He takes a good look at another question as well Why are the principles of learning implied by what parents of preschoolers say and do so different from the principles educators employ And he goes a step further when he asks Why is it that no one, educators or otherwise, has ever said that schools are places where teachers learn Central to Sarason s questions on all fronts is the distinction between the contexts of productive and unproductive learning, the latter being far frequent than the former Unlike the words sticks and stones, learning is not concrete, visible, palpable Learning is a process that takes place in a social context involving and intertwining motivation and attitudes, cognitive and emotional responses, no one of which is ever zero in strength Recognizing this has enormous implications for pedagogy, school administration, and educational policy Sarason discusses these implications by use of concrete examples familiar to any reader.And What Do YOU Mean by Learning is not about theory it s a warning It alerts readers to how glossing over what they mean by learning effectively stymies any educational reform Educators stock in trade is learning Only when they become aware of what learning encompasses and the contexts in which it occurs can we have a starting point for real education.

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    About “Seymour B. Sarason

    • Seymour B. Sarason

      Seymour Bernard Sarason was Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Yale University, where he taught from 1945 to 1989 He is the author of over forty books and is considered to be one of the most significant researchers in education and educational psychology in the United States The primary focus of his work was on education reform in the United States In the 1950s he and George Mandler initiated the research on test anxiety He founded the Yale Psycho Educational Clinic in 1961 and was one of the principal leaders in the community psychology movement.



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    • "The title of this book is not a rhetorical device intended to capture the attention of readers. It is explicitly intended to suggest that like most everyone else (including me) you use or have used the word or concept of learning in grossly simplistic ways, unaware and unable even to entertain the possibility that what you say you mean is part, a large part, of the problem and in no way a solution to the improvement of school learning." (p. 25 para. 2) Sarason is new to me, yet he has been arou [...]


    • "Unless, and until, on the basis of careful studies and careful evidence we gain clarity and consensus of the distinguishing features of classroom contexts of productive and unproductive learning, the improvement of schooling and its outcomes is doomed." [11 years later, we have Thoughtful Classroom, which does an exceptional job of doing just that.]"Learning is a process that occurs in an interpersonal context and is dynamically comprised of factors whose strength is never zero. Those factors h [...]


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