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Definitions of Learning and Theory In this exercise, you will define and discuss the concepts of Learning and Theory. Please save this document to your hard drive and answer directly on this template. When completed submit this document as an attachment to the appropriate drop box. 1. How does the text book define a theory? A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena. 2. How does the text book define learning? Emphasizes the person in whom the change occurs or is expected to occur. Learning is the act or process by which behavioral change, knowledge, skills, and attitudes are acquired. 3. What is the connection between theory and practice? Theory is principle: The idea of how something works or a conjecture as to the validity of a concept. Practice is the actuality of that idea put into real terms. 4. What is the essential difference between the concepts of education and learning? Education is systematic. Learning is self-directed Education is what someone else does (or tries to do) for you. Learning is what you do for yourself. Education is leading a horse to water. Learning is drinking the water.
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