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Learning Theories by Mind Map: Learning Theories
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Learning Theories


Learning occurs through us trying to make meaning and understanding of our experiences in the environment.


Theories / Models

Jonassen's Constructivist Learning Environment model, Mindtools

Vygtosky's Social constructivism, Vygtosky & Language Acquistion, Vygtosky's Thought and language

Piaget's personal constructivism, Glaserfeld - an interpretation on

Glasersfeld's radical constructivism, Glasersfeld, Ernst Von talk

Churchill's Constructivism, Engaged learning with reusable representations, Towards a useful classification of learning objects, Effective learning principles for activity-based learning

Different Authors Definitions of Constructivism

Different Authors versions of contructivist theory


Behaviorism defines learning as the acquistion  of new behaviour. Mental activity is not considered. Behaviour theory was an early psychology theory in the 20th Century that is still viable but now cognitive orientated theories dominant psychology.

Research on Behaviourism

Overview of Behavioural Theories

An overview of behavioural theories and the implications for teaching. Some examples for the classroom are given.

Key Theorists

Key Theorists were B.F. Skinner (1950/60's) and John Watson(1920/30's).

B.F. Skinner, Skinner's Theory, Work by Skinner, Skinner as a psychologist

John B. Watson, Watson as a psychologist, Work by Watson, Watson's Theory

Behaviourism history

The rise and fall of behaviourism.

Behaviourism in Education

Learning theory informs instructional design.




Jean Piaget


Information Processing Theory

Brain-based Learning

Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Vygotsky and Social Cognition

Social Learning Theory

Dual-coding theory