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Instructional Theory & Approaches - Chapter Summary
Complete these lessons to review what you know about a few of the different theories of learning and instruction strategies. Each lesson has been assembled by our professional instructors and is mobile device compatible, so that you may have an effective and versatile way to study:
- The steps of information processing
- Social learning theory and how to take advantage of it
- How reciprocal determinism works in a social world
- Applications of experiential learning and interactive learning
- Theories and applications of problem-based and project-based learning
- Advantages of scaffolding instruction
- History and definition of distance education
- Applications of educational psychology in the classroom
Following each lesson be sure to test your understanding of the information presented by completing the lesson's quiz. These short assessments will help you identify topics you don't understand, so that you may go back and improve your understanding of them. Once you've completed all of the lessons and quizzes of the chapter take the practice chapter exam to test your overall understanding of the material.
1. Information Processing: Encoding, Storage & Retrieval
How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes data from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory.
2. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples
There are many ways in which human beings learn. One of the most effective ways is by watching, observing and modeling others, and this is known as social learning theory.
3. Reciprocal Determinism: Definition & Example
This lesson provides a definition of the psychological theory or reciprocal determinism, developed by Albert Bandura, and provides examples of how this theory works in our social world.
4. What is Experiential Learning? - Definition, Theories & Examples
Find out what experiential learning is and how to apply it in your classroom. Learn about experiential learning theories. View the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
5. What is Interactive Learning? - Overview & Tools
Interactive learning is a hands-on approach to help students become more engaged and retain more material. With or without a form of technology, interactive learning helps students strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills.
6. Problem-Based Learning: Examples, Theory & Definition
Educators have a big task. Their job is to teach children, of course, but they also need to make learning engaging and show why it's important. Problem-Based Learning is a method that covers all of these requirements. Sound intriguing? Read on to find out what it is and why it works.
7. Project Based Learning: Definition and Ideas
Project Based Learning is a student-centered teaching method that allows students to investigate real-world problems. This lesson will explain the components and give ideas for project-based learning.
8. What Is Scaffolding Instruction?
Scaffolding instruction is an incredibly important technique to use when teaching. This lesson will introduce you to scaffolding and provide some examples to give a clear picture of this technique at work.
9. What Is Distance Education? - Definition & History
While very popular today, distance education has been helping people access learning for centuries. Read on to learn how to define distance education and how it has evolved over time.
10. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom
What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.
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Other chapters within the Praxis PLT - Grades K-6 (5622): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Theories of Educational Psychology
- Domains of Human Development
- Variables Affecting Learning & Teaching
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Special Education Modifications, Assessments & Legislation
- Behavioral Theories Affecting Education
- Motivation & Conditioning Theories in Education
- Strategies for Motivating Students
- Learning Environments & Classroom Management
- Standards & Frameworks in Instructional Planning
- Curriculum Planning
- Resources for Learning & Teaching
- Thematic & Interdisciplinary Instruction
- Cognition & Learning
- Instructional Models & Strategies
- Complex Cognitive Processes in Learning
- Promoting Collaboration & Self-Regulation in the Classroom
- Teaching Inquiry & Questioning Skills
- Classroom Discussion & Communication Techniques
- Assessing Student Learning
- Professional Development for Educators
- School & Organizational Support for Teachers
- Legal & Ethical Requirements of an Educator
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