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Theories of Learning


Theories of Learning

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This is from a Teaching Guide for Graduate Students. It explains the three basic theories of learning: behaviorist, cognitive constructivist, and social constructivist. The theories are treated in four basic parts: after a short historical introduction, a discussion of the view of knowledge presupposed by the theory follows. Next, there is an account of how the theory treats learning and student motivation. Finally, an overview of some of the instructional methods promoted by the theory is... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Date Added to MERLOT: July 24, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 08, 2011
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Submitter: Cathy Swift


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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