A Philosophy of Learning and Education — Focusing on the Role and Importance of Conceptual Models
The foundational idea for this philosophy of learning and education is that all humans can learn. Humans organize sets of knowledge and skills into conceptual models; the conceptual models are both explanatory and predictive. Physical, motivational, and social factors affect the rate and depth of learning, though all humans are capable of learning a wide array of knowledge and skills. Education is the formal process of learning the conceptual models for sets of knowledge and skills; if this process works well, formal education produces humans with broad and deep conceptual models for knowledge and skills.