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Ch 9: Overview of Learning Theories

About This Chapter

This chapter breaks down several learning theories through a collection of expertly taught lessons. You can access the chapter at any time to improve your instructional knowledge or prepare for upcoming teacher examinations.

Overview of Learning Theories - Chapter Summary

Get an overview of practical learning theories with this convenient online instructional resource. The chapter contains bite-sized lessons that contextualize theories like behaviorism, cognitivism and progressivism in educational contexts. When you're finished with the chapter, you'll be able outline practical teaching applications of:

  • Behaviorism
  • Constructivism
  • Pragmatism
  • Cognitivism
  • Progressivism

You can complete this chapter any time using your computer or mobile device. The chapter is available 24/7, and each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you retain critical information. If you have any questions about these learning theories, simply reach out to our expert instructors online. They're happy to help!

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Overview of Learning Theories
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Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

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.

Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

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.

Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

3. 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.

Cognitivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

4. Cognitivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the cognitive learning theory and discover how to apply the work and theories of Jean Piaget and other cognitive theorists in the classroom.

Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

5. 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.

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