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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:
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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. 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.
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.
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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