2. What is Insightful Learning?
• Insight learning is a type
of learning or problem solving
that happens all-of-a-sudden
through understanding the
relationships of various parts of
a problem rather than through
trial and error.
3. Wolfgang Kohler and his contribution
to Insightful Learning
Köhler was a
experiments in which
insight learning was
observed in animal
Another noteworthy term that describes
insight learning is "epiphany." Epiphanies
involve a sudden revelation or abrupt
awareness bringing seemingly chaotic data
• Insight learning also
involves the "I have
found it!" feeling or
• Insight learning is also
expressed as the "Aha
6. Can you leave two complete squares only, by
taking away two sticks from the pattern
13. 5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRIAL AND ERROR
LEARNING and INSIGHFUL LEARNING
1. Trial & Error Learning:
Just a process of habit formation. No mental processes are
Higher mental processes like, comprehension perception of
relationships analysis generalization are involved.
2. Trial and Error Learning:
Success is due to ‘chance’ after much trial & error.
Sudden awareness or insight after implicit trial & error.
14. 3. Trial and Error Learning:
Learning is gradual & needs practice.
Insight is ‘sudden’ & doesn’t need practice.
4. Trial and Error Learning:
Acquisition, retention & transfer of learning are not
Acquisition, retention & transfer of learning is
15. 5. Trial and Error Learning:
Fit for learning motor skills, language &
Fit for learning scientific involving creative
16. Kohler’s Experiment Involving
An experiment was conducted by Kohler to
show the occurrence and importance of
perceptual organization and insight in
19. So how Insightful Learning Occurs:
1. The nature of the situation is very important for
2. The organism reacts to the whole situation, not
to its component parts.
3. The organism perceives the relationships
between means and the goal, and restructures
the perceptual field.
20. 4. Insight follows a period of trial and error
5. The insightful solution comes all on a
6. Once the insightful solution is reached, the
organism shows high degree of retention
and transfer to similar problems.
7. Insight is closely related to the organism's
capacity to learn.
21. Educational Implications of Insight
Theory of Learning:
An individual has insight into a learning
situation to the extent that he is able to
understand the situation as a whole. A
solution to a problem is an example of
insight that results from integration of all
the mental processes. All the higher
learning takes place by this method.
22. EUREKA! It is done!
Raisa Clemente Ubas
Lezyl C. Coloso
Kristel Mae Lao