What is Law of Readiness

Thorndike’s Law of Readiness refers to a preparatory set on the part of the organism to learn. It points out that one learns only when he is physically and mentally ready for it. In other words, preparatory set on the part of the organism is an important condition for learning. When the organism is prepared to do some work, the act of doing is satisfying, and not doing it is annoying. Conversely, when he does not want to work, forcing him to work is dissatisfying. If students are not willing to learn, forcing them to learn will cause dissatisfaction and annoyance. Many children soon get disinterested in learning, because they are forced learn, when they are not physically and mentally ready for it.