Theories of Learning

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Theories of Learning by Mind Map: Theories of Learning

1. Media ecology

1.1. technology that gets produced influences how society acts and thinks

1.2. teachnology changes how we interpret the world

1.3. broadly considered as the study of communication systems as environments

2. constructivism

2.1. class discussions provide students the tools needed to start to construct their own knowledge

2.2. culture has a big influence on knowledge being built up

2.3. learners must be engaged with authentic instruction

2.4. vygotsky and Piaget

2.5. When new information is presented, a learner must adapt it to their world view

2.6. knowledge is something that must be constructed

3. connectivism

3.1. connections are made between different facets of life and bases of knowledge

3.2. Knowledge is based in real world encounters and not in an abstract content value in the brain

3.3. teachers can help students make these connections

4. Cognitive load theory

4.1. working memory

4.1.1. 7+/- 2

4.1.2. visual and auditory scratchpad

4.2. information processing theory where brain architecture affects working memory/retention

4.3. The way material is presented impacts how information is retained/learned

4.4. load can be extraneous, intrinsic, or germane

4.5. applications

4.5.1. chunking

4.5.2. repetition

4.5.3. information landscapes

5. Technology

5.1. SCOT

5.1.1. eg:tablets were needed because people desired portable keyboard free interfaces

5.1.2. Needs of people dictates the types of technology that gets made

5.1.3. Social Construction of Technology


6.1. useful for teachers to integrate technology into teaching

6.2. emphasizes new kinds of knowledge at the intersection of TPC

6.3. Technology Pedagogy and Content Knowledge

6.4. various intersections of tech, pedagogy, content

6.5. like a venn diagram

7. Philosophy of Teachnology

7.1. use tech to enhance understanding, not to add to workload

7.2. sometimes simple is best. Some times NO technology is what works best

7.3. help in learning and not distract

7.4. technology use should align with what I'm teaching

7.5. tech use in my class should be accessible and efficient

7.6. always ask, does this help them learn or substitute for learning?