Learning occurs through us trying to make meaning and understanding of our experiences in the environment.
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 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.
An overview of behavioural theories and the implications for teaching. Some examples for the classroom are given.
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
The rise and fall of behaviourism.
Learning theory informs instructional design.
Information Processing Theory
Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Vygotsky and Social Cognition
Social Learning Theory