Learning is about relating to concepts. It is about forming a bond and connection between what is read. The bond and connection gives meaning. Understanding comes when one is about to relate, and hence motivated, to what is being taught.
Learning is about knowing, and knowing is about relating and relationships.
Knowing of any sort is relational…Knowing is a human way to seek relationship…knowing is always communal. – Parker Palmer, Courage to teach, chapter II, A culture of fear.
(social) Meaning and relationship. Interaction/communication that is meaningful to the social parties involved. Engagement of interest for meaningful connection. Fine tuning the depth of conversation from concrete to abstract and vice versa. Meaning of meaning?