Learners have a unique way of thinking
and reacting facing the same situations in
the learning environment, they would react
differently depending on their personal
Students Learning Attitude;
Student attitudes on learning determine their
ability and willingness to learn.
If negative attitudes are not altered, a student is
unlikely to continue his education beyond what is
Changing students' negative attitudes towards
learning is a process that involves determining the
factors driving the attitude and using this
How do Educators determine Student
Attitudes on Learning?
The answer is; They ask them.
Author of the book “Learning through
children’s eyes” Penny Oldfather, conducted a
study and documented their comments,
attitudes and motivation towards learning, she
found out that learners lack motivation.
They seem to desire a positive attitude and the
motivation to learn.
Once educators uncover student attitudes on
learning, the challenge is using this information to
shape a positive attitude.
A positive learning attitude requires motivation
and gratification; the timing of those variables
depends on the Age of the student.
Adult students can see the future results of their
learning, such as a better job and more money.
Elementary students, however, are too young to
see the big picture. To them, the need for drive and
reward is instant. i.e. students must want to learn,
be receptive and participate in the learning process
to ultimately experience satisfaction from learning.
How to Compare a Positive and
Attitudes are hard to grasp, since they are not
really tangible objects. Attitudes are complex
mental and psychological characteristics of an
individual's way of thinking, and way of
interpreting, evaluating and otherwise learning to
deal with life and its myriad issues.
Our attitudes help define who we are, as seen by
those around us. Positive attitudes usually foster
positive interactions; Negative attitudes usually
foster negative interactions with others.
Positive attitudes help
motivate many people to
people who exude positive
positive effects on friends,
family and others they
Negative attitudes are
what motivate many
people to belittle or
bully others, or behave
in ways which can have
on those around them.
Attitudes can be recognized easily by the
"fruits" they bring forth. In other words, if
someone's attitude makes you feel sad, or
depressed, or even angry or frustrated,
those feelings are Negative; On the other
hand, if their attitude makes you feel elated,
joyous or warmly settled, those feelings are