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Ch 4: Theories of Learning and Student Behavior

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Study learning theories and concepts in student behavior as you review for the Illinois Licensure Testing Systems (ILTS) school counselor exam. Watch these video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to help make studying easier.

ILTS School Counselor - Theories of Learning and Student Behavior - Chapter Summary

The ILTS school counselor exam tests you on learning and student behavior theories, from different learning styles to the influences of culture on education. Review for the exam with our video lessons and quizzes. Lessons in the Theories of Learning and Student Behavior chapter cover topics that include:

  • Changes in sense of self from childhood to adolescence
  • Family system theory: definition and changes over time
  • Goal orientation theory: how goals affect student motivation and behavior
  • Impact of parenting styles on different styles of learners
  • James Marcia's identity theory: understanding adolescents' search for identity
  • Self-determination theory: capacity, strategy and control beliefs
  • Sense of self and self-socialization: the development of self-views
  • Social-cognitive learning theory: definition and examples
  • The effect of culture, socialization and culture shock on education
  • Theories of learning, personality development, student development and the range of individual variation

Update and add to your knowledge of behavioral and learning theories covered by the ILTS school counselor exam. Our experienced instructors use everyday language and examples to make each lesson easy to understand and engaging.

ILTS School Counselor: Objectives

The Illinois Licensure Testing Systems (ILTS) exam in school counseling allows you to demonstrate your readiness to be licensed as a school counselor. You'll earn a score of 100-300, with at least a 240 required to apply for licensing.

You'll answer 125 questions, all in multiple-choice format, on the exam. As part of each video lesson, you take a self-assessment quiz, also in multiple-choice format. These quizzes help you prepare for the ILTS school counselor exam in two ways:

  • You can guage how well you're learning the material as you go
  • You gain experience answering the same type of questions found on the exam

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: Theories of Learning and Student Behavior
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Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

1. Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior

What academic goals do you set for yourself? Are you driven by interest in the academic discipline or by extrinsic factors, such as receiving a higher salary because you have a degree? You may be driven by both. This lesson will explore goals and how they affect student motivation and behavior.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

2. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

Have you learned behaviors or skills from observing others? Maybe you have learned from observing a teacher, friend, or supervisor. We acquire new knowledge and skills from a variety of methods. This lesson will introduce the concepts of the social-cognitive theory, which focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context.

Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

3. Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs

How do you stay motivated? What motivates your peers and coworkers? Are rewards motivating factors or do people have an internal drive to persist until a given activity is completed? This lesson will describe a theory that encompasses both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators: the self-determination theory.

Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

4. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time

The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

5. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

6. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

7. Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views

In this lesson, we will explore the sense of self, self-socialization, and the two social scientists who contributed to this field. We will examine Charles Cooley's theory of the Looking-Glass Self and George Herbert Mead's stages of play, game, and generalized other.

Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

8. Changes in Sense of Self From Childhood to Adolescence

In this lesson, we will be exploring James Marcia's theory of identity in relation to the sense of self changing from childhood to adolescence. You'll study the four ways in which children navigate their identities into adolescence: foreclosure, moratorium, achievement, and diffusion.

James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

9. James Marcia's Identity Theory: Understanding Adolescents' Search For Identity

Do you really know what you want out of life or what your political and religious beliefs are? The psychologist James Marcia suggested that there are four identity statuses, or stages, in developing who we are as individuals. These stages are achievement, moratorium, foreclosure, and diffusion. This lesson covers Marcia's theory and each identity status.

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