Learning Theories References

Posted by Hugh on April 15, 2014 in Learning Theories, References |

Carbon C.C., & Albrecht S. (2012). Bartlett’s schema theory: The unreplicated “portrait d’homme” series from 1932. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65 (11), 2258–2270. Carlile, O., & Jordan, A. (2005). It Works in Practice but will it Work in Theory? The Theoretical Underpinnings of Pedagogy, AISHE Readings. Retrieved October 1, 2013 fromhttp://www.aishe.org/readings/2005-1/carlile-jordan-IT_WORKS_IN_PRACTICE_BUT_WILL_IT_WORK_IN_THEORY.html Holmes G. and Abington-Cooper M. […]


Learning Theories Assignment

Posted by Hugh on January 6, 2014 in Assignment, Learning Theories |

Learning theories that have been utilised in an informal education organisation NameStudent Number Course Module Hugh McLainD13124350 MSc in Applied eLearning (DT580) Learning Theories       Introduction In this paper I explore a selection of learning theories and critically discuss how I have applied them in an authentic real life situation in which I […]


Learning Theories Reflection

Posted by Hugh on November 1, 2013 in Learning Theories, Module Reflection, Reflection |

Looking at different learning theories was very interesting as I have never came across them before. I had covered learning style before such as Honey & Mumford and VARK, I was interested to see how they intertwined with each other. I was Interested to see how each theory could be applied in practice by remembering different situations […]


Learning Theories Week 5 (15 Oct 2013)

Posted by Hugh on October 15, 2013 in Learning Theories, Reflection |

During this session of the Learning Theories module we were given the opportunity to give a 10 minute presentation on how we are going to tackle the assignment for the module. I put forward my plan for the assignment explaining that I do not have any professional experience that I can base it on so […]

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Learning Theories Week 4 (8 Oct 2013)

Posted by Hugh on October 15, 2013 in Learning Theories, Reflection |

In the session this week we went into more detail about Constructivism, Social Constructivism, Constructionist and an introduction into Communities of Practice. What has struck me from looking at different learning theories is that we use them all to some extent and none can be used in isolation. You can start from the basics of Behaviourism and work […]

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Blooms Taxonomy

Posted by Hugh on October 14, 2013 in Learning Theories |

Here is a nice image of Blooms Taxonomy I found on the internet: A few images for Verbs to use for each stage    


Learning Theories Week 3

Posted by Hugh on October 8, 2013 in Learning Theories, Reflection |

This week we looked at two Learning theories in detail, Behaviourism and Cognitivism. Behaviourism We looked at behaviourism and the different theories from Pavlov, Thorndike, Skinner, Bandura, Watson and Gagne. Pavlov’s dog experiment shows classic conditioning, where an external stimuli evokes a response, can be used to achieve specific goals. Thorndike’s Law and Effect model states that association […]

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Learning Theroies Week 2

Posted by Hugh on September 25, 2013 in Learning Theories, Reflection |

This week in the Learning Theories lecture we looked at the different theories in more depth. I found it interesting as volunteer in a youth organisation that I could equate the theories depending on age of the learner. For example, a simple think as tying a knot is straight forward to an adult and I […]

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Cognitivism Activity

Posted by Hugh on September 17, 2013 in Learning Theories, Reflection |

Today in our Learning Theories session a group of us was asked to design a poster about Cognitivism. The poster was to reflect the main elements of Cognitivism and make it eye catching. After some discussion about tools to enable someone to understand Cognitivism, from a list of statements we were given on a sheet, […]

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