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Psychological Theories in Learning

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To what extent and in what manner* do the views on student learning reflect the views of "two" of the following scholars:
B. F. Skinner
A. Maslow
J. Piaget or Vygotsky
A. Bandura
*Describe what students would be doing in the classroom that reflects these views.

To what extent and in what manner** does a teaching style reflect two of the following orientations?
**As a teacher, describe what you would be doing in your classroom that reflects this orientation.


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To an extent, the views on student learning reflect the views of A. Maslow. According to A. Maslow, the Hierarchy of Needs, while students aim to meet their basic needs they seek to meet successively higher needs in the form of a pyramid. In the educational system learning in a school setting satisfies the growth needs and belongingness needs of the student. The student learns because he is satisfied and feels that he belongs to the classroom. The students learn in the classroom because of their need for growth and belonging to the class of students. The students' esteem need is satisfied when their performance in the classroom is superior and the student receives "awards" by way of higher grades, and recognition for good performance.
Student learning also reflects the theory of A. Bandura. According to Bandura's theory, the students learn from one another, through observation, imitation, and modeling. This theory relates to attention, memory, and motivation. The theory of Bandura is the social learning theory. This theory has been applied to aggression in learning and in behavioral modification in education. The key to learning from Bandura's theory is that students should ...

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680+ words discuss whether behaviorism, cognitivism, humanism, or social situational learning are most taken into account in student learning today and which famous theorists' views are most reflected. References included.