Tag: learning theory

Andragogy – Adult Learning

Andragogy is known by many different names. It is oriented towards adults, who tend to learn differently based upon what they want to know. Unlike children, adults tend to be task-oriented, self-directed, and seeking knowledge relevant to their job or

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Multiple Intelligence Theory

Howard Earl Gardner first proposed his theory of Multiple Intelligence or MI Theory in 1983. MI Theory proposes seven primary forms of intelligence, instead of a single intelligence. These are Visual-spatial, Bodily-kinesthetic,.Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, and Naturalistic. The theory

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Schema Theory

The term schema, means an organization and orienting attitude that involves active organization of past experiences.  Here is a humorous explanation of schema theory from the perspective of a discussion with a fictional 14 year old nephew after he read

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Cognitive Information Processing and Memory

As a learning theory, Behaviorism dominated American psychology for half a century, but it suffered from not being able to describe the challenges associated with information recall.  Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) was not new to psychology, but its use as

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Short term or Working Memory

Working memory is the “bridge” between the information collected using our senses and stored in sensory memory, and long-term memory where information can be later retrieved.  Working memory is commonly associated with consciousness, and is where we can work on multiple

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