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- n. One that is learning
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who learns; a scholar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who learns; one who acquires knowledge or is taught; a scholar; a pupil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
- n. works for an expert to learn a trade
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All other directions necessary for the learner in school, as well as for the _private learner_, will be given in the succeeding pages of the work.
After attending a democratic school and teaching high school and preschool in a democratic environment, I've come to settle on a personal definition of what democratic education is, which unfolds the word "learner" in IDEA's definition.
Nevertheless, good teachers (I argue) have the ability to intuit where the learner is going, what his/her present capacities are (their ZPD I guess), and to what extent these capacities can be realised (or, to use your term, ‘moved’) by well-judged interventions.
In any case, I agree with you when you say “good teachers (I argue) have the ability to intuit where the learner is going, what his/her present capacities are (their ZPD I guess), and to what extent these capacities can be realised (or, to use your term, ‘moved’) by well-judged interventions.”
In this paper, Harder describes the recuded role of the learner: “The learner is not free to define his [sic] place in the ongoing [L2] interaction as he would like; he has to accept a role which is less desirable than he could ordinarily achieve”.
The hallmark of a contextual learner is needing to see the relationships between the components in a situation.
To be a passionate learner is to be willing to plunge into the unknown, to dive into the wreckage, to thrash around in the stormy seas of uncertainty rather than to sit calmly on the beach basking in what you believe (falsely most of the time) to be intractable and unyielding answers.
He's a learner from the old country – a tzadik, a saint; but every time he sees in the street a child with torn feet, he calls them in and patches them up.
Anyway, to the point, when the learner is unable to express her knowledge, her opinions and long-arrived concepts of life & the universe, within the full extent of her personality, with all the variety of lexis and control of language as she is able to do in her own language, a skill she took so long to create especially if she has any kind of “position” in the real world, then she feels inhibited, convinced that she is not herself in that moment.
While General Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Anakin Skywalker are fighting the droid army a new Padawan learner is assigned to Anakin named Ahsoka Tano.