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Self-initiated learning

As one of his ten principles of learning, Rogers (1969) argues that:

“Self-initiated learning which involves the whole person of the learner feeling as well as intellect is the most lasting and pervasive.”

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‘Spoon feeding’ (As a metaphor)

‘Spoon feeding’ is a common trope in education indicating a poor learning environment where students are taught in the same way one feeds a baby—one mouthful at a time with no effort on the part of the baby.

As E.M. Forster once said,

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”

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