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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

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This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2014 7:37 AM
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Learning theories

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I love infographics like this that depict the 10,000 foot view to show the overall subject, the various theories or parts, and how the pieces fit together and influence one another.

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Connectivism: Learning Theory for the Future?

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Connectivism: The pipe is more important than the content within the pipe. Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we know today.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:44 PM

It is my view that one of the most significant statements made by George Siemens is this one: "As knowledge continues to grow and evolve, access to what is needed is more important than what the learner currently possesses." 

 

The role of teaching (and learning) then needs to shift in several ways to support this. How do we support students in selecting, discerning, organising this information and critically reflecting on it? How do we support students in creating new ways of evidencing their learning? How do we encourage students to create content themselves that adds to this growing and evolving abundance of information and knowledge generation?

 

"The Network is the Learning"....another of George Siemens' statements that resonates so well with me.

Carlos Castaño's comment, May 10, 2013 10:08 AM
Quizá no sea aún una teoría del aprendizaje en sentido estricto del término, pero su influencia es innegable. Es, sin duda, un intento de articular una teoría del aprendizaje que entiende la Red. Y ese es el mejor comienzo
Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:46 PM

Connectivism is the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories.

In a knowledge economy, the flow of information is the equivalent of the oil pipe in an industrial economy…

The pipe is more important than the content within the pipe. Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we know today. A real challenge for any learning theory is to actuate known knowledge at the point of application. When knowledge, however, is needed, but not known, the ability to plug into sources to meet the requirements becomes a vital skill. As knowledge continues to grow and evolve, access to what is needed is more important than what the learner currently possesses.

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Hannah Kramer's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:58 AM

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Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

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Interesting.

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Connectivism and Activity Theory

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Connectivism A theoretical framework for understanding learning. Main proponents George Siemens (2005) and Stephen Downes (2006) Key principles of connectivism are: the recognition that learning an...

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The power of noticing in second language acquisition

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Shona Whyte:

"What is attention, and what role does it play in foreign language learning? That’s the question that this little language note will explore," says Gavin, graduate students in a language-related field at the University of Hawai'i.  

 

After reviewing some of the research on noticing in second language acquisition (Schmidt) and examining four key ideas, he concludes:

"Learning another language exercises our attention brain muscles. And learning to achieve a higher quality of attention in our daily life through daily language exercise can’t be a bad thing…right?"

 

Interesting as an argument to encourage language learners, but also for information about the key concept of noticing (which I have written about here http://bit.ly/pSSoVt).

 

More language notes of this type, plus more academic resources on Gavin's Leaky Grammar blog.

 


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TESOL academic on YouTube

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Videos of lectures on topics in second language acquisition by specialists such as Spada, (Penny)Cook, Nunan ...


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:30 AM

Very nice to have this resource available via YouTube, which will enhance usability and hopefully attract more viewers to an excellent source of information.

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VoiceThread & Connectivism and Social Learning in Practice

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"In this week’s learning resources we explored the Social Learning Theory and Connectivism as they relate to acquiring knowledge. By premise, the Social Learning Theory is based on the belief that learning takes place by observing and modeling the interactions of people or things in his or her surroundings and environment."

 


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Extending the Learning Process: Using the Theory of Connectivism to Inspire Student Collaboration

Extending the Learning Process: Using the Theory of Connectivism to Inspire Student Collaboration

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, April 20, 2013 10:32 AM

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In English Digital - 4

"The fourth edition of the magazine for teachers of English in Portuguese speaking countries, with a special focus on Brazil."

 

Shona Whyte:

A digital magazine for EFL/ESL teachers with lots of short articles on different aspects of English teaching and certainly not only relevant to those in Portugal or Brazil.

 

Two articles caught my eye: one by Lynn Wilson on routines for younger learners, with lots of good ideas for classroom management and maximising authentic communication, and another by Fitch O'Connell on autonomous group work in state school language classes, which explains how to implement group work and what the benefits might be.  Adrian Tennant also lets off steam with "Six Acts of Sheep" where he urges teachers not to be seduced by fashionable notions concerning Universal Grammar, four skills, TTT, testing, pre-teaching and authentic materials.


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