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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 88 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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  • 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
  • Brian Trought
    Brian Trought Ireland Nice overview. This is also part of the Diploma in Educational Psychology, which I am currently doing and began first! So this is a nice revision and test of how much I actually learned the first time around :) 2016-04-03 14:04:21
  • Gerwyn Evans
    Gerwyn Evans United Kingdom An excellent introduction to the learning process. I really got a lot out of this course. Would highly recommend it. 2016-04-01 19:04:44
  • Neema Josey
    Neema Josey United States of America A short yet informative course on the theories of learning. It helps an educator to tailor his teaching method according to the best practices. 2016-01-12 15:01:17
  • Melissa Mattis
    Melissa Mattis Jamaica This was a very informative and engaging course 2015-12-26 06:12:48
  • Lennox Lawrence
    Lennox Lawrence Jamaica This course was very informative and created new perspectives on learning and teaching. The linkage between learning and experiences, as well as understanding operant behaviors was very interesting. I only wish i could re-take the test. Thanks 2015-11-04 14:11:33
  • Adel Abdel Aziz
    Adel Abdel Aziz United Arab Emirates Great and gradual layout of the information, thanks, 2015-11-03 10:11:24
  • Barbara Greaves
    Barbara Greaves United Kingdom A valuable course and useful refresher,helped me to re-evaluate my teaching method and to consider points covered in the course, some of which I do not always incorporate frequently. An enjoyable and interesting course which has contributed to my own learning and given me a greater understanding of teaching and learning. 2015-10-28 11:10:08
  • Jamie Lodge
    Jamie Lodge United Kingdom Good course, but be prepared as it is lots of theory, not many true life examples. 2015-10-24 14:10:07
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