There are several Learning theories within the educational classroom that allows teaching and learning process to occur. These learning theories are such as behaviorism, constructivism, cognitivism and connectivism.
This learning theory refers to the way in which information is perceived by an individual. According to Mohammed (2012), this learning theory focuses on the processes involved in learning rather than on observed behavior. He states that cognitivists do not require an outward exhibition of learning, but focuses more on the internal processes and connections that take place during learning
Behaviorism is a learning theory that focuses on observable behavior and independent activities of the mind. Some behaviorists believe that it is more than the acquisition of new behavior based on environment. In an article written by Eric (2011), it states that behaviorism learning relies on observable behavior and relies on universal laws.
Constructivism is a learning theory that explains how people might acquire knowledge and learn. According to an article published by the University of Sidney (2011), it states that the theory suggests that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences. In a constructivist classroom, the learners are the focus, while the teacher is the facilitator who asks good questions.
This is a learning theory that explains how internet technologies have created new opportunities for people to learn and share information across the web.
These Learning Theories
Creating PowerPoint slides.
Creating info-graphics and simulations.Classroom blogs
Creating electronic posters. In a biology class, learners can go on YouTube to view videos related to the topic taught in order to gain in-depth knowledge on that topic. Learners get to view what goes on in a specific cell.
1. Group discussions
3. Field trips
4. Research projects
5. Role playing
1. Rewards for learners that did great
2.Taking away privileges of misbehaving learners
3. Positive reinforcement
4. Continual feedback
1. Problem soling questions
4. Classification of information
Technologies to use within these learning theories