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Examining Learning Theories

This solution reiterates behavioral, cognitive and constructivists learning theories.

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First, Constructivism focuses on authentic, "hands on" learning experiences. This theory reinforces that students must connect personally and socially with the material. This view aligns learning with making our mental models accommodate new learning experiences.

In other words, teachers design lessons as a search for meaning. Activities such as webquests, debates, journals, simulations, and other ideas force students to be actively engaged in their own learning to construct meaning.

Another major idea is that learning is not done in bits or pieces. Instead, lessons must be created holistically. Learning must be process-oriented. It cannot just involve memorizing random or isolated facts.

Again, lessons should be designed for ...

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