Ch 3: Learning Theory, Styles & Development

About This Chapter

Boost your confidence before an upcoming exam by reviewing this chapter on learning styles, development and theory. Our lessons are short, informative and cover the topics that you'll need to know to be ready for an upcoming exam.

Learning Theory, Styles & Development - Chapter Summary

Our instructors outline learning styles, theory and development in this engaging chapter. You'll study the different types of cognitive processes used in learning and the impact of culture, language and neural science on human development. You'll also take a look at students with learning disabilities. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Differentiate between behavioral, cognitive, constructivist and developmental perspectives
  • Understand how student learning and success are affected by personal factors
  • Explain the ways learning disabilities impact culturally diverse students
  • Outline learning style characteristics
  • Follow teaching tips to accommodate multiple intelligences and learning styles
  • Accommodate different learning styles in your classroom design and instruction
  • Compare the education system in the U.S. to education in other countries

Our self-paced lessons are a great way to catch up on missed class time or review material that you'll need to know for an upcoming test. Our professional instructors make the studying experience enjoyable but also effective through the use of clear instruction and plenty of examples. Study at any time that's convenient for you on your mobile device or computer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Learning Theory, Styles & Development
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Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

1. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.

Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

2. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.

Personal Factors Affecting Student Learning & Success

3. Personal Factors Affecting Student Learning & Success

Personal factors, like personality and social skills, impact a student's success and ability to learn. This lesson outlines factors that affect student learning and success and details how they impact learning.

Students with Learning Disabilities

4. Students with Learning Disabilities

Working with students who have learning disabilities requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by learning disabled students.

Characteristics of Learning Styles

5. Characteristics of Learning Styles

Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.

Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

6. 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.

Applying Awareness of Learning Styles to Teaching

7. Applying Awareness of Learning Styles to Teaching

It is important to know about learning styles, but awareness is not the whole story. In this lesson, you will learn about how you can apply what you know about learning styles to improve your teaching.

Designing a Classroom for Different Learning Styles

8. Designing a Classroom for Different Learning Styles

How teachers design classrooms can impact learning. This lesson explains ways teachers can arrange space, materials, and time to support a variety of learning styles in the classroom.

Comparing the U.S. Educational System to Education in Other Countries

9. Comparing the U.S. Educational System to Education in Other Countries

Differences among educational systems and cultures affect human development, language learning, and academic performance. Explore the dynamics of three unique educational systems and learn about how they impacts students.

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