Reg Revans’ theory of Action Learning
cooperative learning groups, groups meets regularly with each other to discuss real-life issues, groups learn from one another;through experiences they share;
based on the understanding that due to all of our experiences we construct our own comprehension of the world we live in
learning is defined as simply the new behavior that we acquire through experiences (observable behaviors)
Vygotsky’s learning theory
theory that states culture is the main influencing factor on human development and thus created the social cognition learning model
What are Piaget’s 4 stages of development?

Sensorimotor (birth- 2, build concepts through physical interaction)

Preoperational stage (2-7yrs. abstract concepts, but unable to grasp)

Concrete operation (7-11 start;conceptualize, solve abstract problems)

Formal operational (11-15 conceptional reasoning)

Gestalt approch
gives experience the most importanace in this learning theory because it believes that through active problem solving;insights will develop which are vital to learning because each student approaches each task subjectively and will therefore develop insights that make sense to them individually
Holistic learning theory
takes into account that each student has a different personality, such as imagination, feelings, intelligence and all need to be stimulated if learning is to be achieved
Humanistic approch to learning
the importance of learning is upon the person who is facilitating the learning
Persuasive modelssociallearnig theory
theory starts with the assertion that individuals will pay attention to positive experiences that they observe and strive to repeat the same experiences themselves
What are the 6 levels of Blooms taxonomy?

Comprehension (assess ability to grasp material)

Application (ability to learn new info in new situations)

Analysis (ability to break down materials into categories)

Synthesis (putting parts together to form new whole)

Evaluation (ability to judge the value of material)


Direct Instruction
defined as the procedure that is led by the teacher and its followed by the students. students given specific instruction as to what they are supposed to do
Discovery Learning
defined as the process by which learning occurs through ones own efforts
meaningful learning experience that occurs when students construct and apply their own meaning to knowledge based on their own subjective experiences and background knowledge of a topic
Reception Learning
requires the ability to receive and process structured information as received by the teacher
Interdisciplinary instruction

when;students are taught, and able to understand, the underlying relationships that connect what is taught in each subject


e.g.) same content in multiple classes

Inquiry method
method implies that involvement in learning leads to understanding
Emergent curriculum
curriculum that the teacher plans before the students start school, based upon the goals of the school district or state. curriculum builds upon interest of students
Antibias Curriculum
approach that challenges preconceived notions and is an activist approach of eliminating sociological maladies in education such as sexism, homophobia, ageism, racism etc.