Learning&Conversing LO9692

Mon, 2 Sep 1996 15:20:03 -0400

In a message dated 96-08-29 (LO9589) Ben writes:

" It seems to me that the definitions used for "unlearning" are more
congruent with "adaptive learning," which I define as learning that allows
us to adapt to a changing environment or to new conditions.

" The word "learning" seems to imply "generative learning" where we learn
to think in entirely new ways, which allows us to create entirely new

" The word "unlearning" just muddies the water for me."


I agree that "unlearning" muddies the water. Perhaps we could use a
different term. Psychology talks about "regression" to a less "mature"
state, and makes the point that regression can be an important aspect of
psychological growth.

Also, I'm not sure about how you see learning something entirely new
happening. I think we probably can, I just am not sure how we do it.

-Jeff (BrooksJeff@AOL.com)



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