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Learning Theory - Chapter Summary
View quick and engaging video lessons that provide you with an overview of humanism and progressivism in this chapter. Quiz your memory on the practical teaching examples of the processing theory by taking the self-assessments at the end of the lessons. You will find lessons in this chapter about the following:
- Summary of behaviorism and constructivism
- Practical teaching examples of the critical theory and processing theoy
- Overview of humanism, pragmatism, progressivism, realism, and connectionism
Our video lessons and quizzes are engaging and allow you to do a lot of studying in a small amount of time. You can study on the go by printing out the worksheets and answers. You can find information about your instructors in the the videos and video transcripts. Let them know if you have any questions about this chapter.
1. Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How can teachers use rewards and punishments to guide student behavior and learning? In this lesson, we will look at how behaviorism applies to the classroom, including the concepts of reinforcement, punishment, and extinction.
2. Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
Learning through real-world experiences with others allows students to grow and understand things more easily. In this lesson, we'll examine constructivism in depth, including social learning, the zone of proximal development, and project-based learning.
3. Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
Just because things have always been viewed a certain way, doesn't mean that way is correct. In this lesson, we'll explore critical theory and how teachers can open their classrooms up to offer everyone a chance at success.
4. Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How can you get students to live up to their potential? In this lesson, we'll explore humanism and some practical applications of it for the classroom, including how self-directed learning and self-evaluation can lead to lifelong learners.
5. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.
6. Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
There are many different ways to approach education. Watch this lesson to find out about one of them, pragmatism, and the way that it combines practical and experiential learning to offer students a chance to grow and learn.
7. Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How do students learn best? And how can teachers help students grow? In this lesson, we'll examine progressivism, including the way that education can focus on the whole child. We'll also discuss active learning and the scientific method.
8. Realism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
If a tree falls in a wood and no one hears it, does it make a sound? Find out what that classic riddle has to do with the Greek philosopher Aristotle and modern teaching methods in this lesson, which will cover educational realism.
9. Connectionism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
Ever notice how the sight of a piece of chocolate cake can make you drool? In this lesson, we'll look at why that is and how it can influence a person's learning as we explore connectionism and the three laws associated with it.
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