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Ch 1: MTLE Reading Teacher: Learning Theories

About This Chapter

Use the resources in this chapter to boost you comprehension of learning theories and improve your ability to succeed on the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. You can review fun video lessons, then test your knowledge by taking short quizzes.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Learning Theories - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores common theories in the world of learning to prepare you for passing the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. After exploring entertaining lessons, you will be ready for the following on the exam:

  • Defining theories and stages of child development
  • Describing Piaget's stages of cognitive development and Erikson's stages of identify formation
  • Explaining Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Kohlberg's stages of moral development
  • Identify the meaning of moral and prosocial behavior
  • Discussing attention, memory and meta-cognition development in middle childhood
  • Providing details about Lev Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
  • Describing the role of school in children's social and emotional development

Lessons are available in video and text formats to provide you with the ability to absorb information in the way that suits you best. You can view chapter resources on your computer or access them on the go via your smartphone or tablet. Brush up on your knowledge of learning theories in this chapter, then test that knowledge by taking lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. If you have questions about topics in the lessons, feel free to submit them to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: MTLE Reading Teacher: Learning Theories
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

1. What Is Child Development? - Definition, Theories & Stages

Child development is the period of physical, cognitive, and social growth that begins at birth and continues through early adulthood. This lesson discusses the theories, stages, and major milestones of child development and ends with a quiz to test what you have learned.

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

2. Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

How does a child's thinking change as she gets older? When does she learn about object permanence, conservation and abstract reasoning? You'll see that thought processes we take for granted as adults are actually important milestones in a child's cognitive development.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

3. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

4. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

5. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

How do people learn to make morally sound decisions? To illustrate Kohlberg's levels of moral development, we'll follow Lauren as she makes difficult decisions.

Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

6. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.

Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

7. Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood

As kids grow and age, their intellectual (or cognitive) skills develop as well. Watch this lesson to find out more about cognitive development in childhood, including the relationship between attention and memory, and the skill of meta-cognition.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

8. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.

The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

9. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development

Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.

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