Monday, March 12, 2007

"learning" and "evaluation"

who knows what these mean?

what is "learning"? and... what is "evaluation"?

please tell me because i need to know. actually, so do you.

btw - you can't really be wrong so have a go.


[see you at school tomorrow]

[image by Jim Woodring, from "Frank" - my favourite comic]


penguin8jessica said...

im the first to post a comment yay!!!

verb (used with object) 1. to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience: to learn French; to learn to ski.
2. to become informed of or acquainted with; ascertain: to learn the truth.
3. to memorize: He learned the poem so he could recite it at the dinner.
4. to gain (a habit, mannerism, etc.) by experience, exposure to example, or the like; acquire: She learned patience from her father.
5. (of a device or machine, esp. a computer) to perform an analogue of human learning with artificial intelligence.
6. Nonstandard. to instruct in; teach.
–verb (used without object) 7. to acquire knowledge or skill: to learn rapidly.

i got this from

8. to become informed (usually fol. by of): to learn of an accident.

i got this from

Camman said...

I know the picture thing, but i wont spoil it for the little kiddies!! :D :D It surprised me that I could still remember that, but I cant remember some of the stuff that was in my Science Test the other day....

Skipper Bob said...

evaluating is rating something saying whats good about it and whats bad and learning its the finding out of facts referance my head by the way how does word verification help?

primprim said...

i think the comicy-thingy shows how we learn.
i thought that because the shadow (the black man) was in the forest and he picked flowers. then he taught the chubby guy how to arrange flowers.
i don't know, i think my explanation might be a little bit psycho. it's not everyday that a see a male arranging flowers.
good to know that you are coming to scool tommorow

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hullo mr woody i hop you back isnt to sore and i brought 7 flies to school, five live ones and two dead ones so the frogs should be feasting right now!

there are a few different definitions but i think this is the one that you are refering to.

[i vállyoo ayt]

1. to consider or examine something in order to judge its value, quality, importance, extent, or condition
'We evaluated the situation carefully.'

to evaluate is to examine or judge something. find quality in something. ' i evaluated my work very precisely'

learn [lurn]

1. to acquire knowledge of a subject or skill through education or experience
'I'm learning to play the piano.'

to learn is to gain knowledge

Microsoft® Encarta® 2006. © 1993-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


primprim said...

evaluation means to kinda rate somthing and pointing out the good and the bad things about it.
learning means to obtain knowledge from an experience or a practice of learning

Kitty Kat said...

Hmmmm I will make up my own ones rather than geting a referance.
Actualy i don't know how to put it in words........
well i guess i better go.

Mr Woody said...

there are some very good definitions here...but the penguin one is a bit odd. what do you guys think? maybe penguins aren't too sure how to use dictionaries? sounds like the penguin has evaluation mixed up with....
can anyone tell me?

Mr Woody said...

btw - prim, thank you for your well wishes but do you really think it's wrong for a male to arrange flowers?
thanks also to room5ian for the kind thoughts.
i look forward to seeing you all soon!

Kitty Kat said...

study? or to learn? oh goody you are coming today!!
Cya at school.
P.S I'm talking about the penguin one at the top.

penguin8jessica said...

ihuyup, i think i got it mixed up. it really means this:

To ascertain or fix the value or worth of.
To examine and judge carefully; appraise. See Synonyms at estimate.
Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.


ps yeah, im no good with dictionaries (esp. on the net)

Kitty Kat said...

oh that makes more sense

cheeseboy said...

yeah of course it makes more sense :)