Meaningful Learning Experiences
A 4 page research paper that discusses how to provide meaningful and worthwhile learning experiences. There is an old saw that goes that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. As this cliche illustrates, a teacher may provide all of the information and instruction necessary for learning, but for a learning experience to be worthwhile and meaningful, that is, for actual learning to take place, the active cooperation and cognition of the student must be engaged. The goal, therefore, is to provide teaching and learning experiences that are effective, that is, that instigate thinking and learning on the part of the student. Bibliography lists 3 sources.