Negative Learning Attitudes

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These are those learning attitudes which destroy learning success and deter learners from achieving positive and worthwhile end-results in their learning. Negative learning attitudes are caused in the learners, by lack of moral responsibility and feeling which is developed as a result of lack of guilty feelings by those learners who possess them. These kind of learners are not guided by what is called “conscious mindedness” or simply “conscience”. Negative learning attitudes prevent accurate thinking and constructive reasoning. Some people think wrongly and inaccurately when all embracing word symbols of negative learning attitudes clutter up their minds, such words are: never, only, cannot, impossible, won’t etc.

Negative learning attitudes beget negative thoughts, experiences, ideas and leads to accumulation of wrong desires, when such wrong thoughts and ideas are held-up in the mind, they immediately, manifest in behaviours and exhibitions. Therefore negative learning attitudes wrongly and negatively shape the behaviour, reasoning and future of the learner who possess them when our attitudes, thoughts and aspirations are wrong towards ourselves and others, we attract wrong and negative end-results.

  /some of these attitudes are;

  • Disorganization: efficient and effective learning calls for the active ability to organize and master principles, concepts and theories. No effective learner is ever too busy to do anything which may be required of him in his capacity as a learner.

  • Selfishness: it is the attitudinal behaviour of one caring only about himself and not about others. This attitude or quality serve as a red/danger light which totally repels and warn others to keep away. The learner who claims by choice to know everything is sure to be met by resentment. But the real learner works to be commended, recognized and to achieve his learning needs, aims or desires.

  • Disloyalty: the learner who is not loyal, humble, respectful, obedient, and honest can never maintain his relationship with his masters and superiors and as well can not enhance his learning. There are no hopes of success for learners who are disloyal, dishonest, and disobedient by choice, because sooner or later their deeds will have to catch-up with them and they will surely pay by loss of their reputation.

  • Unwillingness to Render Humble Services: effective learners are willing at any time to render humble services to their masters whenever they are demanded of it. Learning demands for “give and take” services. Any learner that is not ready to render humble services to his superiors maintains no relationship better enough to enhance his learning. In other words learners are not required to render services that will be detrimental to their lives and learning.

  • Fear of competition: any leaner that is afraid of competition or not sure of meeting up his learning challenges is practically sure to be over taken by fear. An active learner gives attention to many things and competes with his learning counterparts. A learner through competition exposes himself and magnets other learners experiences, thoughts, and ideas and as well as increases the efficiency of his learning.

A good learner should not exhibit any of these qualities but rather be courageous, hardworking, determined, desirous, inquisitive, punctual, regular and attentive in learning.


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