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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 100 votes
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:
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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  • Richard Marunguzike
    Richard Marunguzike Botswana I am have been revived in my teaching knowledge by this program. I am a trained teacher who trained in the period of 1998 to 2001. When I started this program I started to understand better even what I did not understand well during my first time of training as a teacher. I encourage old trained teachers to use this programme for their CPD (Continued Professional Development). I also discovered that everyone who need to enter into teaching can quickly start by this programme. I congratulate ALISON. 2016-08-25 17:08:27
  • Indunil Madhusankha Bassa Hewayalage
    Indunil Madhusankha Bassa Hewayalage Sri Lanka This a very useful and interesting introductory course on the learning process for both teachers and also for student teachers who wish to embark on a career in education in the future. 2016-07-27 09:07:17
  • Samantha Childs
    Samantha Childs United Kingdom I really enjoyed this programme. 2016-07-12 14:07:40
  • Jeannie Mose
    Jeannie Mose Cook Islands I enjoyed it! 2016-07-08 02:07:11
  • Chhunny Noem
    Chhunny Noem Cambodia The introduction to learning process is great as it defines very clear of learning psychology and defines learning in general. Learning could be relating physical, social and emotional which work out in different styles of individual person. Its great that this introduction course laid out very clear on both behaviorism and constructivism learning attitude. YEs, learning could definitely best suites clear understanding of different behavior and attitude of each individual. 2016-07-04 12:07:27
  • Danilo Principe
    Danilo Principe United States of America Very helpful for someone who is actually in the teaching/traing profession. Thank you very much! 2016-06-30 03:06:53
  • Marivic Bacud
    Marivic Bacud [[]] I am a teacher. I have taught in the elementary grade for thirteen years after which, I was promoted as a school principal and now currently functioning as a school district supervisor. My current position motivates me to be more passionate in carrying out my mandated task. And as I happened to brows your free online course offerings, this triggered me to enroll and refresh my self with the content of this course. I am impressed with the presentation of the text coupled with concrete examples. I am also enlightened with the two learning theories ;beaviourism and constructivism. With the start of our Senior High School in the country, pedagogies are alligned with this theory. I am learning from your course. Thank you so much! 2016-06-17 15:06:51
  • Theophilus Domobiyo
    Theophilus Domobiyo Nigeria I have been a trainer for almost five year, but undergoing this course has opened my eyes to the theories and teacher's perspective. I am better equipped to design my curriculum and activities to encourage both behaviorism and constructivism to the best of my available resources. Example provided should not only consider children but also Adult, vulnerable and disable persons. 2016-05-18 15:05:06
  • Olamide Adewumi
    Olamide Adewumi Nigeria A wonderful experience I must confess. I now know that learning is different from teaching. 2016-04-19 11:04:48
  • Yolandi Potgieter
    Yolandi Potgieter South Africa Awesome course love it!! 2016-04-15 08:04:42
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