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Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers


Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers

Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers

Learn more about the learning process.


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Course Description

For teachers and trainers to fulfil their instructional role most effectively, their teaching methods must be grounded in educational learning theory. Understanding the learning process is a key element of educational learning theory and provides a framework for teachers and trainers to plan, create and deliver effective lessons, and assess each student's learning.
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In this free online education course, you will be introduced to the learning process. The course begins by differentiating between teaching and learning, and by describing teachers’ and trainers’ perspectives on learning. The course provides details about two major learning theories: behaviourism and constructivism. Within the section on Behaviourism, operant conditioning and its implications for teaching are examined in detail. The section on Constructivism compares and contrasts two subtypes of constructivism: psychological constructivism and social constructivism. Finally, the implications of constructivism for teaching are discussed using two practical strategies. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the learning process that will enhance their teaching and training, and to all students who are interested in the process of how we learn.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Describe the process of learning in terms of educational learning theory; - Differentiate between the two major learning theories: behaviourism and constructivism; - Compare and contrast the two subtypes of constructivism: psychological constructivism and social constructivism; - Identify various psychologists, philosophers and researchers associated with educational learning theory; - Provide everyday examples of operant conditioning and strategies for constructivist style teaching;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to the Learning Process
Module 2: Introduction to Behaviourism
Module 3: Introduction to Constructivism
Module 4: Introduction to the Learning Process Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers
Course # 551
Course Publisher Global Text Project
Course Category 85
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Course Description  For teachers and trainers to fulfil their instructional role most effectively, their teaching methods must be grounded in educational learning theory. Understanding the learning process is a key element of educational learning theory and provides a framework for teachers and trainers to plan, create and deliver effective lessons, and assess each student's learning. In this free online education course, you will be introduced to the learning process. The course begins by differentiating between teaching and learning, and by describing teachers’ and trainers’ perspectives on learning. The course provides details about two major learning theories: behaviourism and constructivism. Within the section on Behaviourism, operant conditioning and its implications for teaching are examined in detail. The section on Constructivism compares and contrasts two subtypes of constructivism: psychological constructivism and social constructivism. Finally, the implications of constructivism for teaching are discussed using two practical strategies. This free online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the learning process that will enhance their teaching and training, and to all students who are interested in the process of how we learn.
License  This course is available from Global Text Project OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 18 July 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
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Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Tamsyn De Freitas South Africa Great course. 2014-12-14 19:12:14
  • Amelia Level United States of America Good Course 2014-12-10 22:12:13
  • barsabeh afsari United Arab Emirates This was a great learning experience for me and i enjoyed the psychological aspect of it, thank you. 2014-11-23 13:11:37
  • Redouan Baghit Morocco Learning theories are not only important in learning and teaching but they are also beneficial for assessment and evaluation. 2014-11-19 11:11:09
  • Redouan Baghit Morocco It is a very condensed introduction that outlines two main learning theories (the behaviorism and the constructivism ).learning theories are so important in the learning as wall as in the teaching processes.the operant conditioning is the phrase has been used to describe behaviorism. constructivism is ;in turn;divided into two subtypes . 2014-11-19 11:11:23
  • Wahida Rahman United Arab Emirates Really interesting and efficient way to learn. 2014-11-09 08:11:11
  • Heather King Cambodia Very enlightening. 2014-10-19 11:10:15
  • Sindu Tharakan Malaysia A very short course about learning process. 2014-09-29 16:09:56
  • Jyotika Varmani India Very informative. 2014-08-24 05:08:24
  • Kobus Van Der Linde South Africa Very informative and interesting, I will be able to apply the knowledge in my training courses 2014-08-19 10:08:28
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