Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who learns; one who acquires knowledge or is taught; a scholar; a pupil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who learns; a scholar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One that is learning

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
  • noun works for an expert to learn a trade

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • 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.

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  • 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.”

    P is for Push « An A-Z of ELT

  • 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”.

    R is for Reticence « An A-Z of ELT

  • 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.

    P is for Push « An A-Z of ELT

  • The hallmark of a contextual learner is needing to see the relationships between the components in a situation.

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  • The hallmark of a contextual learner is needing to see the relationships between the components in a situation.

    Four Learning Styles

  • 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.

    A Classroom Dialogue

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Hungry Hearts

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