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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
Course SummaryUnderstanding 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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About This Course
As a teacher, it is important that you understand how to instruct to various learning styles and know how to cope with different behaviors. The chapters in this course focus on theories that you can incorporate into your own instructional planning and teaching methods to ensure that your students realize the most effective learning experience possible.
How It Works
Video and text lessons allow you to review the material at any time, from any device. You can also print lesson transcripts to use as reference tools.
This course includes:
- Short video lessons for some chapters
- Printable transcripts that can be reviewed at any time
- Accompanying quizzes you can use to self-assess your understanding of the material
- Timeline features for the video lessons that provide the opportunity to watch only portions of the videos that discuss the topics you need to review
- Access to instructors to allow you to ask questions about any of the lessons you might be having difficulty with
How It Helps
- Shows how to apply theories: Review examples of how you can improve your teaching methods and student achievement by applying learning theories.
- Improves student success: Lessons help you understand how to create more effective learning environments.
- Reinforces understanding of student behaviors: Get explanations of various behaviors and how to adapt and react to them.
|Overview of Learning Theory|| Review different types of learning and learning styles|
Define psychological perspectives of ways in which people learn
Ways for applying learning theory in the classroom
How to use knowledge of content and teaching to effectively instruct in various subjects
|Behavioral Learning Theory in the Classroom|| Using reward and punishment to build acceptable behaviors in the classroom|
Thorndike's research in consequence of behavior
Examples of associative learning
How to use connectionism in the classroom
Shaping behavior in an academic setting
Techniques for reducing bad behaviors
Differentiate between direct and discovery instruction methods
|Cognitive Learning Theory in the Classroom|| How we sense, perceive and process information|
Concepts of social-cognitive theory
The steps involved in observational learning
Ways in which we learn and memorize information
Elements of experiential learning
Using problem solving in learning
Methods for retrieving memories
Applying advance organizers in the classroom
Expository instruction methods
|Constructivist Learning Theory in the Classroom|| How to acquire knowledge through constructivism |
The benefits of cooperative learning
Theories of collaborative learning
How social experiences and development help with learning
Review types of instructional strategies used in the classroom
|Humanistic Learning Theory in the Classroom|| Applying the evolutionary theory to the development of instinctual learning|
How students can grow and learn through the application of theories of humanism, pragmatism, perennialism, progressivism, Jeffersonianism and realism in the classroom
Using critical theory to improve learning opportunities and practices in the classroom
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