Donald Rogers has reissued In Praise of Learning as an eBook.
Originally published in 1980, it has been revised and updated with the
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline J. Nowak.
The revised edition of In Praise of Learning
adds a new section on the breadth of the educational agenda as well as
other minor updates to the original 1980 edition that went through three
It became clear that a significant
contribution to Christian education could take place if we could persuade
others to take the time to listen carefully to the learners with whom they
work. What is stated in the book is not intended to be prescriptive.
Rather, by reading about these interviews and the themes and seeing how
the authors speculate on their significance, it is hoped that many others
will explore their own settings, find their own themes, and draw their own
Learning is a pattern of behavior as well as
a process of the mind. It involves things like to whom one listens, what
one reads, how one views the teacher, as well as how much insight and
reinforcement one gains. Learning is a pattern of habits and preferences
and motivation as well as memorization and model imitation.