Theories of learning
- Thinking about a behaviourist approach to your teaching
- Cognitive learning theory in the context of your practice
- Social constructive learning theory in your context
- To look at behaviourism in the FAVE sector
- To adopt Bloom’s Taxonomy
- To monitor your own practice
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.
Diagrams and figures
- Figure 2.1 Principal theories of learning
- Figure 2.2 Kolb’s Learning Cycle
- Figure 2.3 A social constructivist model of roles in the teaching–learning process
- Figure 2.4 Comparative overview of three theories of learning
- Figure 2.5 Bloom’s taxonomy: thinking about levels of cognitive challenge
- Figure 2.6 SOLO taxonomy