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Learning Theory Learning theory is a model of psychology that explains human responses through the concept of learning. Learning theory includes behaviorism, cognitive theory, cognitive- behavioral theory and constructivism (Fritscher, 2008). Constructivism is essentially a theory based on reflection and scientific study about how people learn. It says that individuals construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through undergoing things and reflecting on those experiences. When we encounter something new, we have to reconcile it with our previous ideas and experience, possibly changing what we believe, or maybe discarding the new information as irrelevant. In any case, we are active creators of our own knowledge. To do this, we must ask questions, explore, and assess what we know (What is constructivism?,2004). In the classroom, the constructivist view of learning can point towards a number of dissimilar teaching practices. In the most general sense, it usually means encouraging students to use
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