Current Trends in Learning

Current Trends in Learning - 7/28/2009 Current Trends in...

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7/28/2009 1 Current Trends in Learning Chapter 17 Historical Themes 1. Darwin: Functional or evolutionary paradigms 2. Aristotle or Locke: Associationistic paradigm 3. Plato, Descartes, Kant: Cognitive paradigm 4. Descartes: neurophysiological paradigm Current Trends 1. Humble in scope 2. Increased emphasis on neurophysiological techniques 3. Scientific investigations about cognitive processes 4. Application of learning principles to practical problems
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2 Unanswered Questions 1. Does learning change with maturation? Piaget and Hebb Learning process not a unitary process but a changing process with maturation. Unanswered Questions 2. Does learning depend on reinforcement? Reinforcement is conceptualized differently by different theorists Skinner = increase in rate of responding Thorndike = “satisfying state of affairs” Hull = drive reducing Unanswered Questions 2. Does learning depend on reinforcement?
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2010 for the course PSY 2533 taught by Professor Ahmad during the Fall '09 term at Henderson.

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