According to the text, learning involves the change in behavior that results from experience and practice. In fact, this is the process by which we learn something new, from cooking to playing a musical instrument. We may also learn something new about ourselves and the world around us. But does learning actually occur? We do not actually observe learning in its earliest stages. The text explains that learning is not directly observed, but rather is observed through overt behavior.
Reading texts is a great way to acquire knowledge in today’s society. Texts allow people to communicate ideas across time and space. People who don’t learn from texts have limited knowledge. Researchers have shown that students learn better when they are able to experience the world in person, rather than just reading text. Fourth graders who construct electric circuits may understand them more than those who read textbooks. They may not even know it.