When thinking of learning, it is easy to consider schools, and classrooms and teachers and textbooks. These are learning environments, conditions and aids, but not what learning is.
To learn something, that is to know something, requires a brain process.
This process starts with an experience, for example maybe out walking you come across a beautiful flower, you have never seen before.
This is your first experience of this particular flower. Think about that experience - how are you experiencing this flower you have just come across?
You experience the flower using your senses, and we have five senses of
The experience of the flower is remembered.
The next time you come across a similar flower, like the one below
Even though it might be in a completely different place, and won't look exactly the same, there are enough parts, based on what it looks, smells and feels like, for your brain to create a match. If you were told that the first flower was a lotus flower, you would probably correctly identify the second flower as a lotus flower, and now you have learnt (you know) what a lotus flower is.
Thinking only of vision:
The brain is yours - you see the flower, remember it and when you see something similar you recognise it.
This process of experience (from our senses), memory and recognition is how you've learnt to do just about everything you can do.
Think of the lotus flowers again, but this time without the use of sight. Think how easy they are to match visually, and how much harder this would be without vision.
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