Unlocking the will to learn

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Corwin Press, Apr 18, 1996 - Education - 138 pages
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In this book Christine A Johnston discusses the Interactive Learning Model which uses the metaphor of a combination lock to describe the mechanisms involved in the will to learn. By aligning the three lock mechanisms (cognition//processing, conation//performing and affectation//developing), the will to learn and the power to learn is unlocked for the student.

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Contents

Where There Is a Will There Is a Learner
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Making Our Lists and Checking Them Twice
33
Doubting Thomases Need Not Apply
44
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About the author (1996)

Dr. Christine Johnston is the former Director of the Center for the Advancement of Learning, Rowan University where she headed-up research inquiries studying the effects of the Let Me Learn Process on teacher-student interaction, student learning outcomes, literacy, and student persistence. For the past eleven years she has engaged in studies on the Let Me Learn Process including work with 19 universities within the US and abroad, and 38 US school districts including a two-year consultancy to the EU’s Grundtvig Project working with participants from Italy, Spain, the UK, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Malta, and Holland. Dr. Johnston received her Ed.D. from Rutgers University in 1985, her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , and her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Johnston currently serves on the external advisory board to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s College of Education and Human Sciences. She has authored and co-authored five books and numerous articles and chapters on the Let me Learn Process. She has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Educational Internship, an NSF Graduate Fellowship, a Department of Education, State of New Jersey, education-innovation grant, and a Corporate DuPont Education grant.

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