Monday, February 9, 2009

TOLMAN’S EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS

TOLMAN’S EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
Typical learning problems are
Capacity:
The learning of a task depends upon the capacity of the learner
Practice:
Tolman’s believes that practice cannot help the learner in the initial selection of a right response. Mere frequency without belongingness does not establish a connection.

Motivation:
Motivation does not help in learning something new. It simply encourages the performance as such.

Understanding:
Tolman believes in learning by creative inference, inventive ideation and so on. Insightful learning is emphasized.

Transfer:
Transfer of training depends upon applicability of the essential relationship perceived by the learner in one situation to some other situation.

Forgetting:
Repression and ratio-active inhibition cause forgetting Tolman attributes forgetting to the resistance of cathexis(relationship between drive and object also)

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