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is acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing
s and may involve synthesizing different types of
. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals and some
. Progress over time tends to follow
s. Learning is not compulsory; it is contextual. It does not happen all at once, but builds upon and is shaped by what we already know. To that end, learning may be viewed as a process, rather than a collection of factual and procedural knowledge. Learning produces changes in the organism and the changes produced are relatively permanent.
Human learning may occur as part of
, schooling, or
. It may be
and may be aided by
. The study of how learning occurs is part of
Learning may occur as a result of
, seen in many animal species, or as a result of more complex activities such as
, seen only in relatively intelligent animals. Learning may occur
ly or without conscious awareness. Learning that an aversive event can't be avoided nor escaped is called learned helplessness. There is evidence for human behavioral learning
ly, in which
has been observed as early as 32 weeks into
, indicating that the
central nervous system
is sufficiently developed and primed for learning and memory to occur very early on in
Play has been approached by several theorists as the first form of learning. Children experiment with the world, learn the rules, and learn to interact through play.
agrees that play is pivotal for children's development, since they make meaning of their environment through play. 85 percent of brain development occurs during the first five years of a child's life. The context of conversation based on moral reasoning offers some proper observations on the responsibilities of parents.
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