2. Learning

Theories of learning

Domains and taxonomies of learning

Learning and education


There are many exploratory books and readings regarding the subject of learning. These cover a range of information that is extremely helpful for all beginning practitioners. This chapter discusses and evaluates a range of learning theories including behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism and goes on to offer information on the taxonomies of Bloom, Biggs and Collis.

For an engrossing case study on Learning to learn in Further Education, see:

Thornton, T (2009) Learning to Learn in Further Education. Journal of Teaching in Lifelong Learning. V1, I2, pp. 76-79 University of Huddersfield Press.

See Bransford, Brown and Cocking for a general review of learning theories and teaching:

Bransford, J.  D, Brown, A.  I. and Cocking, R.  R. (Eds.) (2000) How People Learn: Brain, Mind,  Experience and School. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Research Briefings

Diagrams and figures