Behavioral Theories – the mind can be conditioned to respond to a stimuli.
- Classical Conditioning
- Operant Conditioning
Cognitive Theories – concerned with internal mental processes bet.stimuli and responses. making meaningful knowledge out of information. Outcome of processing information include remembering, concept-formation, reasoning and problem solving.
- Social Learning Theories – people learn through interaction with others
- Information Processing Theory– The mind is like a computer. Focuses on how information is recorded in long term memory.
- Contstructivists – concerned with how learners construct their knowledge of the world.
- Social Constructivists – Emphasize on the collaboration of knowledge. Social interaction, The More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) (Vygotsky)
- Cognitive Constructivists – emphasize on the child’s construction of knowledge. Schema, Assimilation, Accommodation and Equilibrium.(Piaget)
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