Learning Theorists

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Learning Theorists by Mind Map: Learning Theorists

1. VYGOTSKY

1.1. Adult Interaction is Important

1.1.1. Informal Conversations

1.1.2. Formal Education

1.2. Tools

1.2.1. Physical

1.2.2. Physical & Symbolic

1.2.3. Cognitive - Symbolic & Mental

1.3. Interdependent Thought & Language

1.3.1. Self-regulation

1.3.1.1. Inner Speech

1.3.1.2. Self-talk

1.4. Internalization

1.5. Dynamic Assessment

1.6. Challenges Promote Growth

1.7. Play Promotes Cognitive Growth

1.8. Learning is shaped by social influence

1.9. Culture plays a primary role in cognitive development

2. PIAGET

2.1. Children Are Active & Motivated to Learn

2.2. Children Construct not Just Absorb Knowledge

2.3. Children Learn New Things Through 2 Process

2.3.1. Assimilation

2.3.2. Accomodation

2.4. Physical & Social Environmental Interactions are Important

2.5. Disequilibrium Motivates Learning

2.6. Four Stages of Development

3. Application to High School

3.1. Age-appropriate instruction - Vygotsky- more advanced peer or teacher. Piaget - students learn in stages but at different times so arrange classes into groups that reflect their differences in abilities

3.2. Language is essential to cognitive growth. Vygotsky - communication with others develops the child's language therefore thought process. Piaget - cognitive development leads to language growth

4. 21st Century Application

4.1. Vygotsky - scaffolding - rubrics - guidelines for accomplishing the task

4.2. Piaget - hierarchical stages - assignments build on previous assignment's mastery of skills.