Is learning a noun or a verb, Part 2

In the first post of this series I argued that learning is not merely the content of a text, lecture or other stimulus, but rather, what the student makes of that content. Here is perhaps a better example than the one I explored last time: Suppose the student is confronted with a piece of art. What is the content here and what is the student’s interpretation of the content? Certainly there are some facts associated with the artwork, but what is really interesting, what is really educational about it is how it is interpreted.

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