Why Is Learning Important?

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Learning is important because it boosts confidence, is enjoyable and provides happiness, leads to a better quality of life and helps boost personal development. Learning is about more than economic success, but is also about the way that it can influence a person’s life in positive ways such as happiness.

Learning is the key to achieving a person’s full potential. Human beings are uniquely adapted to learn and can learn throughout their lifespan. For people, learning does not stop after high school, college or graduate school. People who continue to learn are able to transform their lives and become more successful at home, more successful with their families, more successful at work and more successful within their local community.

Learning does not happen through isolation, and there are many factors that can either boost learning or hinder learning. A person’s motivation and their preferred learning style can be a help or a hindrance to their ability to learn. A person’s external factors, such as their obligations and demands, can also be a help or a hindrance. There are several key factors that affect people’s learning behavior and these include people’s resources, their image of learning, the rewards associated with the learning activity, the availability of information about learning opportunities, the availability of appropriate learning environments and the climate in which learning takes place.