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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - Red Rock, East Chatham NY

Orchard Lot drive, Home Farm, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, May 30, 2009
Orchard Lot drive, Home Farm, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, May 30, 2009

Night camp

On my property off Less Traveled Road - The Home Place, Red Rock, East Chatham NY

Observational Learning

[Learning by watching] is called observational learning. When it comes to evolutionary fears, as well as to many other areas of learning, animals and people learn by watching what other animals or people do, not by doing something themselves and learning from the consequences. I have the impression this lesson hasn't quite been absorbed by most educators. You read that hands-on learning is best, but that may not always be so. Obviously evolution has selected for strong observational learning in animals and in humans.

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