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Ideas and Issues Concerning the Learning Environment

Ideas and Issues Concerning the Learning Environment
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Author(s): Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 52
Source title: Visual Approaches to Cognitive Education With Technology Integration
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5332-8.ch009


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This chapter reviews the essential features of present learning environment and puts forward some educational propositions that may be of service in schools on all levels. First, it examines the selected philosophical, psychological, and cognitive theories pertaining learning and teaching. Next, characteristics of current learning environment are discussed, and the focus is put on a need for introducing the integrative learning into the global K-20 schooling. Propositions comprise the iterative model of inducing new concepts and information into the curriculum; introduction of such universal languages as Latin, Music, and Mathematics; thinking and learning visually with the use of visualization techniques; teaching students to write codes in various languages for computer programs; instruction in serious and educational gaming; inclusion of virtual reality into school environment; and promoting an active learning through the use of social platforms for global exchange of thought. This instructional design model focuses on developing skills that correspond to the needs and expectations typical of present-day society.

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