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

Aim

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

Evidence and reflection

Review a selection of common learning situations and teaching methods, which your class or classes experience during a school 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?

Extension

Consider the influence, strengths and weaknesses of each learning theory on teaching and learning in your school. Are the teaching approaches used ‘fit for their purpose’?