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Learning & Human Growth Theories for Educators - Chapter Summary
In this informative chapter, our instructors explain key learning and human growth theories as they apply to educators. You'll review the different types of learning styles and intelligences. In addition, you'll take a look at ways you can connect learning beyond the classroom. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Discuss human development and growth theories
- Explain tips for teaching students with varied learning styles
- Define the inquiry-based learning model
- Give examples of project-based learning
- Detail the concept behind authentic learning activities
- Make connections to extend learning beyond the classroom
- Understand evidence-based practice in education
All of our learning tools have been created by professional instructors to make your study experience enjoyable and enriching. You can work through these lessons at your own pace and review them as many times as needed to master the material. Take the quiz that follows each lesson to ensure you've understood what you've learned. If you need to review just one portion of a video lesson over again, jump directly to that section using the video tags in the Timeline.
1. What are Learning Styles? - Types & Concept
In this lesson, study the concept of learning styles and two well-known models used to show differing learning modes. Explore the implications various learning styles have on education and teaching.
2. Human Growth and Development Theories
This lesson will give you an overview of the major human development theories. You will briefly examine their strengths and weaknesses and meet a few key figures from each theory.
3. Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips
Your classroom is likely to be filled with students who learn in very different ways. This lesson will introduce the concept of multiple intelligences and learning styles and offer tips for teaching students in this way.
4. Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model
Inquiry-based learning is a strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning goals in an engaging way. In this lesson, we will examine inquiry-based learning by defining what it means, and looking at examples from two different instructional models.
5. Project-Based Learning Examples
Project-based learning is an increasingly popular method of instruction in which students drive their own learning by completing projects. This lesson will provide you with several examples to use in your classroom.
6. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.
7. Extending & Connecting Learning Beyond the Classroom
This lesson details how teachers can create authentic learning experiences that connect students with communities and practices outside the educational setting and gives examples of what this can look like in the classroom.
8. Evidence-Based Practice in Education
In this lesson, we will look at what it means to include evidence-based best practices in education. We will also look at how valid evidence is gleaned from research-driven, credible sources.
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