Social Science Today

Social Science Today

ISSN: 2368-7169 (Print)    ISSN: 2368-7177 (Online)

Volume 2 (2015), No. 1, Pages 21-32

DOI: 10.12735/sst.v2i1p21

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A Theory of Intrinsic Learning: Fundamental Concepts

Eric Pappas1 

1James Madison University, USA


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Learning methodologies that place the intrinsic knowledge and internal understanding of material at the center of instruction produce a more complete foundational and versatile understanding of subject matter than do traditional methods. Intrinsic learning is a universal approach to education that utilizes learning processes (the senses, perceptions, emotions, intellect, experiences, and aesthetics) all human beings have employed continually, at least to a degree, since birth. This methodology works to foster an understanding of our own intentional learning processes as well as to promote individual and collective harmony and well-being.

Keywords: authentic learning, aesthetic education, intentional self-development, learning process

To Cite this Article: Pappas, E. (2015). A theory of intrinsic learning: Fundamental concepts. Social Science Today, 2(1), 21-32.

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A Theory of Intrinsic Learning: Fundamental Concepts