.../Theoretical Concepts/Theories and Models
Orientations to Learning
Much has been written about how adults learn and how to teach adults. There is a broad range of adult learning theories, and these theories can influence the way you design a resource, an activity or a course. They include:
- The behaviourist orientation
- The cognitivist orientation
- The humanist orientation
- The social and situational orientation
- Experiential learning theory
- Information Processing theory
- other theories based on current research on learning and teaching in an adult environment.
NB: the signposts offered here for exploration will expand over the next two weeks and will be influenced by your input on the discussion board.
|Deep and Surface Learning|
Taking you back to a link from module one, where deep learning considers the connections and meaning in the learning where as surface learning focuses more on recalling specific data.
This page includes definitions of constructivism, and provides some background information and links.
|Kolb’s Learning Cycle|
Kolb’s Learning Cycle reflects an experiential way of learning identifying 4 main aspects of learning
|Honey and Mumford’s Learning Cycle|
Honey and Mumford’s Learning Cycle builds on Kolb's cycle and identifies 4 learning preferences or styles