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New Book that Helps Learners

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:18 am
by Dr. Lee
[i]Learning to Learn: A Philosophical Guide to Learning [/i] is a new book that can help learners improve their learning potential.

Learners learn best when they know how to organize their time, set goals and when they have an understanding of their values.

While this book is helpful for most learners, high school juniors and seniors will find it vaulable, especially as they prepare to enter college.

You can find [i]Learning to Learn[/i] at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com
or from any reputable book seller. If you have questions, email me at:
fromage.calumet.purdue.edu

Learning

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:30 am
by Dr. Lee
One of the topics I discuss in "Learning to Learn: A Philosophical Guide to Learning" is the desire to learn. I've found tha many students believe they can succeed in college simply because they've made the decision to be there. Learning for them is often something one does because it is necessary for a career; but they do not have an intrinsic need to learn.

I'm wondering what others might think about desire and learning? What are the purposes of learning? Is it something that is merely practical, or do we learn because it adds to our development as persons or to society?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:56 am
by Dr. Lee
I attended the graduation at Purdue University Calumet several weeks ago. It was gratifying to see so many of my former students walk to the stage to receive their diplomas. Many of those students worked hard and had a strong determination to succeed. Perhaps what makes PUC students so special is that many of them are first generation students who needed to learn the ropes of college. As well, many also worked full time jobs, had bills to pay, and had families to care for. For these students, I think the moment of graduation must have been special.

I'm sure they will go on to other things - new goals and adventures. I have no doubt they will make our communities a better place to live.