A Philosophy of Learning and Education — Focusing on the Role and Importance of Conceptual Models

Dr. Nathan Belcher
5 min readMay 25, 2023

The foundational idea for this philosophy of learning and education is that all humans can learn. Humans organize sets of knowledge and skills into conceptual models; the conceptual models are both explanatory and predictive. Physical, motivational, and social factors affect the rate and depth of learning, though all humans are capable of learning a wide array of knowledge and skills. Education is the formal process of learning the conceptual models for sets of knowledge and skills; if this…

--

--

Dr. Nathan Belcher

Founder of "The Learning Engine" -- Helping people learn and grow through the principles of learning. W&M: B.S '08, M.A.Ed '10, U of SC: Ed.D. '17