VIEWS: 3 PAGES: 1 POSTED ON: 11/29/2013
Book Report Alice Fung 7A 13 Title: Understanding How People Learn Author: David Reay Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd (June 30, 1994) From the book’s title, you probably know that this book is talking about how does people learn. The target readers of this book are trainers and professionals involved in the work of the training function, but it is also an interesting book for the students. This book talks about five main points, including a chapter explaining what learning is, the stages of learning, why people don’t learn, enabling people to learn and different learning styles. These are things that a good trainer should know in order to provide good training. In the part of ‘What Learning is?’ tells us about the places of learning, key factors of learning and the terms knowledge, skills, attitude. Then the second part tells us about the four stages of learning, 1.Unconscious incompetence, 2.Conscious incompetence, 3.Conscious competence, 4.Unconscious competence. After that, the third part of this book also tells us the unsuitable working environment and inappropriate subject matter. Apart from that, the chapter of Enabling People to Learn tells us about the motivation behind. At last the fifth chapter talks about the learning cycle and different learners. This book is not a boring and difficult book which full of words, in each chapter; it has something like summary of the chapter to help us to read the book. “Learning” this subject is really complicated! This is what I thought when I finish reading this book. This book let me know more about learning. Learning is not just hearing something and learns it! You know, by knowing how people learn can improve your learning process. Although I am not a trainer, I really find this book interesting and useful. Maybe you will agree the book is useful, but why is it interesting? I can tell you that this book is never boring. In each sentence, you will learn something that you don’t know. Also, it is not only explaining concept again and again, but also some case studies. Besides, it is easy to read this book, every thing is written in point form and summaries after each chapter. Although the content of this book is very good, but nothing is perfect. This book has too many difficult terms, which I have never heard it before. I think it is better for the book to add some descriptions of these words. But this is indeed a fantastic and useful book .
Pages to are hidden for
"Understanding how people learn"Please download to view full document