The goal of process learning is to empower students to become lifelong learners; therefore, emphasis is on student learning. In process learning, educators become facilitators of the learning process, assessing students' performance in real time to help students understand, develop, and refine life-long learning skill processes. Conventional educators have focused primarily on essential knowledge skills vital to further educational efforts. Facilitators in a process learning environment focus not only on development of knowledge skills but also on the learning process. This includes lifelong learning skills like information processing, assessment, teamwork, and management skills.
Sue Merrell, 1997