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Topic: The 'Robert Hansen Theory of Learning'
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Re: The 'Robert Hansen Theory of Learning'
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:13 AM
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Let me save you the trouble. My theory of education as it relates to the behavioral elements is that it requires both pushing and encouragement. How much of each depends on the student and their current state. Ultimately, you are modeling their own self discipline, which takes quite a bit of time on average.

Bob Hansen

On Aug 20, 2013, at 6:46 AM, GS Chandy <> wrote:

> There is much correspondence between RH and GSC at various threads at Math-teach, where RH has affirmed the above. However, RH has now clarified that he never said kids should not be encouraged. Thus the correct, approved form of the 'RH Theory of Learning' should read as follows:
> "Children must be PUSHED to learn math (and presumably all other disciplines/subjects as well). They may be ENCOURAGED as well to learn". (Call this the new 'A').
> I understand by the above that the PUSHING is the primary and fundamental requirement to get children to learn (math; anything else).
> ENCOURAGEMENT is definitely secondary in the 'RH Theory of Learning'.

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