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Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

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Which educational perspective proposes that the responsibility of learning falls on the learner rather than the teacher?

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1. Which educational psychology perspective proposes that learning occurs through observation?

2. The _____ educational psychology perspective proposes that learning occurs through stage-like processes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of the major theories within the field of educational psychology. To pass the quiz, you must be familiar with terms and definitions used in relation to these theories and what they focus on.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The perspective that the responsibility of learning falls on the learner rather than the teacher
  • The perspective that one learns by observing
  • The perspective that learning occurs through stage-like processes
  • What perspective Albert Bandura is known for contributing to
  • What perspective B.F. Skinner contributed to

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the theories represented in each branch of educational psychology
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about learning in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as behaviorism and constructivism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the names of psychologists connected to each branch of educational psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify five branches of educational psychology
  • Define each branch
  • List and describe assumptions and theories proposed in each branch
  • Name psychologists known for their theories in educational psychology
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