learning

  

Definition

Measurable and relatively permanent change in behavior through experience, instruction, or study. Whereas individual learning is selective, group learning is essentially political its outcomes depend largely on power playing in the group. Learning itself cannot be measured, but its results can be. In the words of Harvard Business School psychologist Chris Argyris, learning is "detection and correction of error" where an error means "any mismatch between our intentions and what actually happens."

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  • People around the world of all ages are learning many skills in school to gain knowledge and improve their lives.

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  • Only through learning has a member of any civilization been able to better themselves and the lives of all the generations that follow them.

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  • It is important to never stop learning for the more information that you take in from books, lectures, and the world around you the wiser you will become.

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