Epistemology is Not a “Four-Lettered” Word 5: Innateness of Learning

A final epistemological assumption that affects who teachers approach their work with students is the innateness of learning. Clearly, there are individuals who have different abilities to learn, and those are grounded in physical and developmental aspects of the learner as well as social aspects of the learners’ experience.

Some extend these differences to the conclusion that the ability to learn is innate; individuals have a capacity to learn and it cannot be changed. Other believe the ability to learn can be developed and strengthened.

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