4 Traditional Theories Of Learning
Of the published research and science, three of the more popular theories in the last fifty years are behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. The infographic below reviews the pros and cons of each approach while making a case for connectivism as a response to the age of the internet and information.
1. Behaviorism: learning is a process of reacting to external stimuli
2. Cognitivism: learning is a process of acquiring and storing information
3. Constructivism: meaning is continuously “constructed” through experience and reflection
4. Connectivism: learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes
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