How the Environment Affects Learning

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How the Environment Affects Learning

How the environment affects learning

Dennis Skinner

American Military University/COLL100

April 30, 2010
Michael Carmichael
How the Environment Affects Learning
      This paper will discuss how our environment affects learning.   We will discuss how important the environment is in the early years of one’s life in early childhood development.   We will also discuss how one’s interest in learning plays a vital role in learning.   We will also discuss how active learning and development plays an integral role in those years between teenager and adult and as well as what influences that has on being successful in life.   We will also examine the two learning environments, home and school, and how each are changing and as well as how these two environments will play significant roles as each student discovers what’s real and what’s not real and how each help the learning process.   Lastly, we will consider how the learning environment is continuing to change and how the digital age will change the way we learn and as well as the effect it will have on our future students and how it will affect the path they choose to follow their dreams.
      In the early years of development the environment plays as big a role in how children learn and how they development more than any other time in their life.   In environments where children are not only taught that it’s ok to learn, but to also enjoy the process leads to an active learning environment where children are allowed the opportunity to be involved in the act of learning.   This active state allows the child an opportunity to grow, which leads to learning not only the subjects they enjoy, but the subjects they may not; however just as important as teaching one to be involved in the process is keeping outside influences from preventing them from reaching their goals.   According to a study of the graduating class of 2001 conducted by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank,...

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