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Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers Course


Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers
Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers

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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 58 reviews
Course Title: Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers
Course #: 551
Course Publisher: Global Text Project
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 18 July 2013
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Jermaine Odunaike
    Jermaine Odunaike United Kingdom Excellent course. Everything was explained very well. Examples were very helpful and kept the course interesting. 2015-08-24 13:08:20
  • Kelvin Ugoh
    Kelvin Ugoh Nigeria The introduction to learning processes for teachers and/or trainers emphasizes on the hidden and most looked over concepts that when adhered to can improve a teachers experiences Quasi learners assimilation. Great Course!!! 2015-08-05 14:08:39
  • Wayne Hills
    Wayne Hills United States of America Very useful information... Well done. 2015-05-25 04:05:30
  • Amrith Vaz
    Amrith Vaz United Arab Emirates It was very knowledgeable. 2015-03-24 05:03:39
  • Sakhi Sajan
    Sakhi Sajan United Arab Emirates It is very useful and informative. 2015-03-21 17:03:05
  • Jerry Smith
    Jerry Smith Philippines Although I have studied education for some years now, I found the basic elements presented in this module refreshing. Ideas such as learning is a permanent behavior and that teaching is not the same as learning were simplified reminders of basic truths. Very nice. 2015-03-17 07:03:13
  • Suravi Ghosh
    Suravi Ghosh Indonesia Learned a lot about constructivism and behaviourism. 2015-03-10 11:03:38
  • Martin Chay
    Martin Chay Mexico It was well presented and the information was suitable. 2015-02-27 04:02:36
  • Janine Fenton
    Janine Fenton United Kingdom This is an interesting and useful course. 2015-02-20 18:02:02
  • Aaron Doyel
    Aaron Doyel United States of America Informative course. 2015-02-01 07:02:41
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