What is Insightful Learning?• Insight learning is a type of learning or problem solving that happens all-of-a-sudden through understanding the relationships of various parts of a problem rather than through trial and error.
Wolfgang Kohler and his contribution to Insightful Learning • Wolfgang Köhler was a psychologist who conducted experiments in which insight learning was observed in animal behavior.
Eureka!• Insight learning also involves the "I have found it!" feeling or "eureka“.• Insight learning is also expressed as the "Aha moment"
EpiphanyEpiphanies involve a sudden revelation or abrupt awareness bringing seemingly chaotic data into symmetry.
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Insightful learning depends on certain factors:
5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRIAL AND ERROR LEARNING and INSIGHFUL LEARNING1. Trial & Error Learning: Just a process of habit formation. No mental processes areinvolved. Insightful Learning:Higher mental processes like, comprehension perception ofrelationships analysis generalization are involved.2. Trial and Error Learning: Success is due to ‘chance’ after much trial & error. Insightful Learning: Sudden awareness or insight after implicit trial & error.
3. Trial and Error Learning:Learning is gradual & needs practice. Insightful Learning:Insight is ‘sudden’ & doesn’t need practice.4. Trial and Error Learning:Acquisition, retention & transfer of learning are notpossible. Insightful Learning:Acquisition, retention & transfer of learning ispossible.
5. Trial and Error Learning: Fit for learning motor skills, language &arithmetic skills. Insightful Learning: Fit for learning scientific involving creativethinking understanding.
Kohler’s Experiment Involving Insightful LearningAn experiment was conducted by Kohler toshow the occurrence and importance ofperceptual organization and insight inlearning.
So how Insightful Learning Occurs:1. The nature of the situation is very important for insightful learning.2. The organism reacts to the whole situation, not to its component parts.3. The organism perceives the relationships between means and the goal, and restructures the perceptual field.
4. Insight follows a period of trial and error behavior.5. The insightful solution comes all on a sudden.6. Once the insightful solution is reached, the organism shows high degree of retention and transfer to similar problems.7. Insight is closely related to the organisms capacity to learn.
Educational Implications of Insight Theory of Learning:An individual has insight into a learningsituation to the extent that he is able tounderstand the situation as a whole. Asolution to a problem is an example ofinsight that results from integration of allthe mental processes. All the higherlearning takes place by this method.
EUREKA! It is done! Group members: Raisa Clemente Ubas Lezyl C. Coloso Keiko Mizuno Kristel Mae Lao BSPS 2A