Psychology of learning



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4.5.2 Types of Learning Curve
We get different types of learning curves depending upon – a) The nature of the learner b) The nature of the task/learning material c) Time available. d) Conditions under which the learning takes place. It is difficult to classify these learning curves. However, three common types of curves are there, i) Negatively accelerated or the convex curve. ii) Positively accelerated learning curve or the concave curve. iii) Combination of convex-concave curve.

Convex curve
It depicts rapid initial improvement in learning that slows down with time. When the task is simple and the learner has previous practice on a similar task, we get this type of learning curve.




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Concave curve
There is slow initial improvement and learning increases with time. When the task is difficult we get such type of learning curve.




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