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Applying Learning Theories in the Classroom

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Understanding various learning theories can help you develop effective instructional and assessment methods. The lessons and quizzes in this short course show you the practical applications of cognitive, behavioral, humanist and constructivist learning theories in the classroom and helps you learn to implement them in your classroom.
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5 chapters in Applying Learning Theories in the Classroom

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Ch 1. Overview of Learning Theory {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[85168].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1808].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1808].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1810].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1810].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Learning Theory in the Classroom: Application & Trends Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85169].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85169].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5762].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5762].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Behavioral Learning Theory in the Classroom {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[85170].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Behavior Learning: Theories & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7926].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7926].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Associative Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28683].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28683].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Connectionism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Using Behavioral Learning Theory to Create a Learning Environment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1825].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1825].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1895].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1895].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Mastery Learning Model: Definition, Theory & Approach Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5779].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5779].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Using Change-Ups to Improve Student Focus Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85172].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85172].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Cognitive Learning Theory in the Classroom {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[85173].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Cognitive Perspective of Learning & Information Processing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1812].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1812].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1849].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1849].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Observational Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4718].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4718].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21175].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21175].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is Experiential Learning? - Definition, Theories & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6081].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6081].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Insight Learning - Wolfgang Kohler: Theory, Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4712].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4712].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Cognitivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85174].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[85174].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Improving Retrieval of Memories: Mnemonic Devices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1816].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1816].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Advance Organizer: Examples & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5764].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5764].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Expository Approaches to Instruction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1898].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1898].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Cognitive Learning Activities for the Classroom
Lesson 13 - Chunking Method: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Constructivist Learning Theory in the Classroom {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[85176].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Constructivism: Definition, Types & Contributors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39305].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39305].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48052].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48052].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Is Collaborative Learning? - Benefits, Theory & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5748].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5748].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21172].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21172].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1894].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1894].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Cooperative Learning Activities for Elementary School
Lesson 7 - Cooperative Learning Activities for Adults
Lesson 8 - Cooperative Learning Team Building Activities
Lesson 9 - Issues with Cooperative Learning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[273369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[273369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Humanistic Learning Theory in the Classroom {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[85177].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Evolutionary Theory's Applications to Learning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5304].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5304].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21174].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21174].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21177].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21177].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Perennialism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21178].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21178].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21179].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21179].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21176].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21176].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Realism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21180].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21180].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21173].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21173].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Critical Pedagogy: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[182579].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[182579].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[182607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[182607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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