Learning theory: models, product and process
Learning theory: models, product and process. What is learning? Is it a change in behaviour or understanding? Is it a process? Here we survey some common models. Contents: introduction · learning as a product · task-conscious or acquisition learning, and learning-conscious or formalized learning · learning as a process · the behaviourist orientation to learning · the cognitive orientation to learning · the humanistic orientation to learning · the social/situational orientation to learning · further reading · how to cite this article See, also, Cultivating learning and possibility. I want to talk about learning. For all the talk of learning amongst educational policymakers and practitioners, there is a surprising lack of attention to what it entails. Here we begin by examining learning as a product and as a process. Learning as a product Pick up a standard psychology textbook – especially from the 1960s and 1970s and you will probably find learning defined as a change in behaviour.
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