Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers – Revised

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Learn how educational psychology can help teachers and trainers improve their teaching methods and fulfill their instructional roles more effectively.




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The course Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers provides a framework for teachers and trainers to plan, create and deliver effective lessons, and assess each student's learning.

The course begins by introducing you to the learning process, by differentiating between teaching and learning, and by describing teachers' and trainers' perspectives on learning. For teachers and trainers to fulfil their instructional role most effectively, their teaching methods must be grounded in educational learning theory.

Next, the course provides details about two major learning theories: behaviourism (operant conditioning) and 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.

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Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • 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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Course Reviews

Darrell M.
2 years ago
Darrell M.

good course. enjoyed it.

Hannah B.
2 years ago
Hannah B.

This course was amazing! It taught me many useful skills that I will use in my day to day life just as a mother. I'm really glad that I successfully completed the course scoring 100%!!!

Ahsan A.
2 years ago
Ahsan A.

good course

Simon Peter O.
2 years ago
Simon Peter O.

Good for every educator

George M.
2 years ago
George M.

The course was very educative because I came across new knowledge which I have never learnt. I will cherish and use this knowledge when teaching students.

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