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Learning Theories by Mind Map: Learning Theories
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Learning Theories


Black box—observable behaviour main focus

Nature of reward, punishment, stimuli

Memory is the hardwiring of repeated experiences

Transfer through

Stimulus, response

Task-based learning


Social, meaning created by each learner (personal)

Influencing factors

Engagement, participation, social, cultural

Transfer occurs through Socialisation

Memory: Prior knowledge remixed to current context

Social, vague (“ill defined”)


Structured, computational

Existing schema, previous experiences

Encoding, storage, retrieval

Duplicating knowledge constructs of “knower”

Reasoning, clear objectives, problem solving


Learning occurs

Distributed within a network


technologically enhanced

through recognizing and interpreting patterns

Influencing factors

Diversity of network

strength of ties

context of occurrence


Adaptive patterns

representative of current state

existing in networks

Transfer through

Connecting to (adding) nodes and growing the network

Complex learning, rapid changing core, diverse knowledge sources