Readiness for Learning


Learning readiness refers to how likely a person is to pursue information and engage in behavioral improvement. Individuals are moving through multiple phases in order to embrace or sustain a new wellness habit. In the pre-contemplative stage, a person is usually not conscious of an issue or is not prepared to respond. At the contemplative stage, the individual is thinking about an improvement, but he is not yet performing. At the stage of action, the individual is taking a behavioral adjustment and is following it. In the maintenance process, the individual maintains a new behavior as a result of the reinforcement. By the last stage, the attitude is part of an individual ‘s routine and is no longer perceived as a transition that requires attention or reinforcement. Educational strategies perform better if they complement a person’s state of readiness. Emotional and experiential readiness of the target group is vital for ensuring the effectiveness of the teaching program. There are several factors that influence the patient’s willingness to learn. Anything that affects physical or psychological comfort, such as discomfort, exhaustion, anxiety or fear, may impair the capacity and desire of an individual to learn. Also, the mental health of the group is an essential factor to consider. The level of interest is also necessary to determine readiness