• Check Your Progress 1. Define maturation. 2. Fill up the blanks. a) Learning is possible only when a certain stage of _________ is reached. b) Maturation determines the ________ of the child for learning. c) Practice is most productive when properly articulated with
74 6.3 ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION AS FACTOR IN LEARNING Another factor, which affects learning, is attention. Attention is always present in conscious life and is common to all types of mental activity. It is the characteristics of all conscious life. Every activity of yours is based on interest and attention. You can succeed in achieving your goals only when your attention is directed towards learning. Attention is defined as the act of selective consciousness- Ross Dumville defined Attention as the concentration of consciousness upon one subject rather than another.