To consider the application of behaviourist, constructivist and social constructivist psychology in

Aim

To consider the application of behaviourist, constructivist and social constructivist psychology in practice.

Evidence and reflection

Review a selection of major learning situations and teaching methods, which you use across the day.

Note each learning situation, each teaching approach and then consider the psychological rationale for its use.

Learning situation Teaching approach used Psychological rationale for the teaching approach
     
     

Consider if you are drawing effectively on the strengths of each approach. Does this activity have any implications for the repertoire of teaching strategies that you use? Are there changes to be made? Might some of your staff team benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of the theories behind the approaches used?

Extension

Consider the influence, strengths and weaknesses of each learning approach on your practice.