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Posted by lavender27 November 21, 01:05PM

Does anyone know the word for a "non-learner" ?

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Posted by hazelnunhead November 21, 02:34PM

Interesting, I am not sure there is a term for this, is the debate not around the teaching? Are you looking for a term to describe whether learning has or has not taken place?

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Posted by lavender27 November 21, 07:37PM

Someone who cannot learn something

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Posted by jollyrogers November 22, 08:14PM

I don't think there is a word for someone who cannot learn something and as a teacher, I believe that anyone can learn anything if they want to. Teachers talk about learners having a 'fixed mind set' or a 'growth mind set'. If you can share more details I might be able to help.

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Posted by DyslexiaSouthLondon November 23, 10:47AM

Everybody can learn! I once home-schooled a boy - one morning a week - who had been told he was 'impossible to teach' (aged 10!) and he learned so much in such a short time then went on to a different school and thrived! Some people just learn differently.

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Posted by lavender27 November 30, 12:14PM

Hi guys, sorry for delay in replying, I will try to explain further, I have been trying to learn/memorise something for the past 8 months now, and it just won't stick I have to refer to the book every time. I feel I am a non-learner, but there must be another word for this. Any suggestions would help. Thankyou.

Lavender27

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Posted by uncleglen November 30, 07:55PM

It's called Anterograde Amnesia

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Posted by hazelnunhead November 30, 08:39PM

Lavender you might need to try different strategies to make it stick. there are ways in doing this, if you are interested I can give you further information. (Part of my work is to support university students with Lesrning differences, and this is an aspect that we look at). There can be different reasons from processing to short term memory difficulties.

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Posted by jenny pink December 12, 08:34PM

Hiya,.....
a few tricks I learned as a student....

if you have to read,read it out loud,as it sticks better to your (sub)consciousness)...
it helps do decode your memory

Another technique is Sleep learning....this means listening to a tape/CD on auto reverse,while you're sleeping.......
Google ''The official Sleep Learning Website'


there a lots of listening-learning tapes/CDs available....check your library too


hope that helps

Jenny

Pm me,if needed


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