learning environment definition, learning environment meaning | English dictionary




1    knowledge gained by study; instruction or scholarship  
2    the act of gaining knowledge  
3      (Psychol)   any relatively permanent change in behaviour that occurs as a direct result of experience  

1    knowledge gained from books rather than from direct personal experience  
2    formal education  
discrimination learning  
      n     (Psychol)   a learning process in which an organism learns to react differently to different stimuli  
   Compare       generalization       3  
distance learning  
      n   a teaching system consisting of video, audio, and written material designed for a person to use in studying a subject at home  
instrumental learning  
      n     (Psychol)   a method of training in which the reinforcement is made contingent on the occurrence of the response  
   Compare       classical conditioning  
latent learning  
      n     (Psychol)   learning mediated neither by reward nor by the expectation of reward  
learning curve  
      n   a graphical representation of progress in learning  
I'm still only half way up the learning curve     
machine learning  
      n   a branch of artificial intelligence in which a computer generates rules underlying or based on raw data that has been fed into it  
New Learning  
      n   the classical and Biblical studies of Renaissance Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries  
open learning  
      n   a system of further education on a flexible part-time basis  
operant learning  
      n     (Psychol)      another name for       instrumental learning  
programmed learning  
      n   a teaching method in which the material to be learnt is broken down into easily understandable parts on which the pupil is able to test himself  
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