Essay about The Natural Human Learning Process
mold our minds into learning whatever we desire. It wasn’t until my first semester of college that
I learned what the six stages of learning are and how our emotions affect our learning. Emotion
is the on and off switch for learning. It’s important for us to understand this process and how we
learn biologically. Understanding how we learn can be the key to reaching our full potential and
being successful no matter what we do in life.
The Natural Human Learning Process was founded by Rita Smilkstein. According to
Smilkstein’s theory, we all go through six stages of learning. The first stage is motivation.
Motivation is the force or influence that acts on or within us, initiating and directing our
behavior. During this stage we could be intrigued by an activity. We are observing, watching,
and being curious. Maybe we desire to learn it because it inspires us or it looks fun. Sometimes
the circumstances are different and we have no choice but to learn. The five other
stages still follow. The second stage is called beginning practice. This is when we start practicing
for the first time. During the second stage is all we have right now is basic knowledge. We have
this drive to improve so we practice constantly despite consistently making mistakes. In this
stage we learn from our mistakes so we can further improve and achieve a level of success. Stage