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Theories of Learning



January 2020 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In order to be a successful teacher you will need a clear understanding of the different ways in which children learn. Closely examining the learning process, and demonstrating how different theories support different teaching approaches, this book explores major theories of learning, recent research on the nature of the brain, and how they can be applied in the classroom.

Seamlessly balancing theory with the practical implications of different schools of thought, the authors accessibly present challenging ideas including:

  • how you can influence learning and the development of understanding through your teaching;
  • how different perspectives contribute to how we understand learning and the challenges raised by new ideas;
  • applying learning theory to assessment in order to evaluate current practices;
  • rich descriptions of learning in a range of contexts across age ranges using case studies, tasks, reflective questions and commentaries.

This is essential reading for students on primary and secondary initial teacher education courses, students on undergraduate Education Studies degrees and for teachers wanting to update their understanding.

 

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THINKING ABOUT LEARNING
 
Ch1: What is learning?
 
Ch2: How is mind understood: Educational psychology and learning
 
Ch3: An introduction to learning theories: relating learning, knowledge and pedagogy
 
Ch4: Learning and assessment : relating theory and practice
 
Ch5: Applying theories of learning to teaching and assessment
 
PART TWO: DEFINING THE NATURE OF LEARNING : WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE FROM THE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES?
 
Ch6: Behaviourist theory
 
Ch7: Constructivist theory
 
Ch8: Social constructivist theory
 
Ch9: Socio-culturalist theory
 
Ch10: Brain-friendly learning: A reflective critique
 
Ch11: What does neuroscience tell us about learning? Which theories does it support?
 
PART THREE: WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN FOR A CLASSROOM PRACTITIONER?
 
Ch12: Using theory to design for learning
 
Ch13: Theorizing assessment practice
 
Ch14: (Re)applying learning theory to inform teaching

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