Learning

By Renée Grinnell

The process of acquiring new knowledge, understanding, behaviors, values, skills, or preferences, possessed by humans, animals, and some machines. Often involves synthesizing different types of information.

Example: A third-grade student studying cursive penmanship is gaining knowledge in a new skill — interpreting and producing a new writing system.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Feb 2009