59th International Congress of Phenomenology, Transcendentalism Revisited, Antwerp, Belgium, 8 - 10 July 2009, vol.108, pp.457-469 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 108
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-007-0624-8_34
  • City: Antwerp
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.457-469
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Individual learns based on his/her intuitions, emotions, thoughts and experiences. Learning, just as breathing, is a vital and continuous process in life. Learning, which can be defined as "the phenomenological way of acquisition of knowledge", is the natural way of learning for individual. Furthermore, phenomenological learning is the easiest and the most effective way of learning for individual. It is a kind of thinking and perceiving style with a structure peculiar to individual. Learning styles are unique ways which are inimitable. The uniqueness of learning styles derives from the uniqueness of in Learning styles and learning preferences of individuals have recently been the most individual. Learning styles and learning preferences of individuals have recently the most contemporary and the most important issues in the filed of learning. Learning style is defined as the type of learning unique to the individual himself/herself. However, the claim that learning styles are connected with phenomenological learning is not clear. Most of the studies carried out by experts in educational sciences put forward the educational system's implemental ions that are inconsistent with the phenomenological learning, the natural way of learning for the individual. This inconsistency is the source of some problems about learning in the education system. Thus, in the studies about the learning style, degradation of the education phenomenon from social dimension to individual dimension is essential. Discussions in the field of phenomenology can be claimed to be effective in terms of the change in the idea regarding individual's learning. New information about individual's learning can be acquired by use of the phenomenological method. Inquiry through the phenomenological method means that existent information about learning can be perceived and interpreted from a new perspective. Many dimensions that are obscure, skipped and invisible can appear by means of interpretations of learning. This new search may affect individual's life by contributing to the realization of discussions about individual's learning and the opening of emergence new prospects of phenomenological learning method.