Learning Theory

Learning Theory

Here is a selection of learning theory resources from across the Web.

Cognitive Learning Strategies. A matrix for strategy, purpose and activity for cognitive learning strategies.(PDF)

Adult Learning Theory - A Primer. This document provides good information about Andragogy, adult learning theory. (MTSU.edu)

ARCS Model of Motivational Instructional Design. This document created by San Jose University outlines the ARCS model. ARCS identifies four essential strategy components for motivating instruction. (PDF, SJSU.edu)

ARCS Motivation Theory. John Keller developed the ARCS model which states that there are four categories for motivation.This document provides an overview of ARCS. (PDF)

Instructional Design and Learning Theory. This is a great page that helps the visitor sort out all the learning theories used in Instructional Design. (USASK.ca)

Constructivism from Philosophy to Practice. This page provides a nice overview of the beginnings of constructivism. This page is nicely categorized. Be sure to follow the links at the bottom of the page through the entire article. (CDLI.ca)

Learning Theory.People process information in specific ways. To successfully plan instruction it is important to understand how the human mind processes information. (NWLink.com)

Memory.This page details the information processing model. (NWLink.com)

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). Center focused solely on adult learning. This website is dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma. (NCSALL.net)

Funderstanding. This site examines 12 different theories on how people learn: Constructivism, Behaviorism, Piaget’s Developmental Theory, Neuroscience, Brain-Based Learning, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking, Communities of Practice, Control Theory, Observational Learning, Vygotsky and Social Cognition. (Funderstanding.com)

Learning Theory. What is learning? Is it a change in behaviour or understanding? Is it a process? Here we survey some common models. (Infed.org)

Working the Web for Educators. This article by Tom March is about the theory and practice on integrating the web for learning. (TomMarch.com)

Conditions of Learning. This theory by Robert Gagne stipulates that there are several different types or levels of learning. (Psychology.org)

Instructional Design - Robert Gagne, The Conditions of Learning. Robert Gagne classifies the types of learning outcomes. (Psychology.org)

Learning Theory Resources. A Collection by Dr. Marsha L. Burmeister. (Nova.edu)

Constructivism. A mind map. (JLCarroll.net)

Multiple Intelligences. Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. (TECWeb.org)