Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers
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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 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.
Module 1: Introduction to the Learning Process
Introduction to the Learning Process – Objectives
The Learning Process
Teachers’ Perspective on Learning
Introduction to the Learning Process - Summary
Module 2: Introduction to Behaviourism
Behaviourism – Objectives
Introduction to Behaviourism
Operant Conditioning and Students’ Learning
Further Key Concepts about Operant Conditioning
Behaviourism – Summary
Module 3: Introduction to Constructivism
Constructivism – Objectives
Introduction to Constructivism
Theoretical Differences between Psychological and Social Constructivism
Implications of Constructivism for Teaching
Constructivism – Summary
Module 4: Introduction to the Learning Process Assessment
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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