Presented to the faculty of the Department of Psychology California State University, Sacramento
Learning, the acquisition of knowledge, is the fundamental process by which our species functions and evolves over the course of generations. We call the structure that oversees learning in our society education. Due to the importance of education, the type of information that is learned and the method by which that knowledge is transmitted are worthy of consideration. In a university setting, this question might take the form: What knowledge is worth having and how should students be taught such knowledge (Booth, 1967)?