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Learning Theories Chart

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Sammy Fasnacht Learning Theories Data Chart EDU 321 LEARNING THEORIES KEY IDEAS CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS Behavioral (classical/operant conditioning) Classical conditioning is the idea that people develop responses to stimuli that don’t occur naturally. Basically classical conditioning is training someone to respond a certain way to a stimulus. Operant conditioning is learning the natural consequence of an action. Use behavioral objectives. Create a pleasant classroom environment so that students don’t develop fears and anxiety towards learning. Social Cognitive (Social Learning Theory; Observational Learning) People learn by watching other people and modeling their behaviors. Choose weekly class leaders for students to model their behavior on. Model appropriate behavior you want your students to learn. Cognitive (Information Processing) The mind is a system like a computer that can learn better
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Unformatted text preview: through changes in the brain and in strategies it learns. Use advance organizers to bring prior knowledge to the front of students minds. Use mnemonic devices to help students learn. Constructivist (Individual/Group) People use accommodation and assimilation to gain meaning from the knowledge they already possess. Use centers to help students discover knowledge on their own. Structure activities in a way that allows for self-discovery of parts of concepts. Program Goal II: Student Learning. Retrieved November 11, 2007 from http://www.csbsju.edu/ education/knowledgebase/knowledgebaseII.htm Social Learning Theory: What is Social Learning Theory?. Retrieved November 11, 2007, from http://psychology.about.com/od/developmentalpsychology/a/sociallearning.htm Psych 101 at AllPsych Online. Retrieved November 11, 2007, from http://www.allpsych.com/ Psychology 101/...
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