What are the major theoretical concepts of cognitive theories? How are they relevant to modern day approach to the science of learning?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com August 20, 2018, 2:44 am ad1c9bdddf
THEORETICAL CONCEPTS OF COGNITIVE THEORIES
THEORIES AND RELEVANCE TO MODERN DAY APPROACH TO THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING:
Behaviorism as a learning theory contends that learning is a passive event in which a specific behavior is shaped by positive/negative reinforcement and influenced largely by environmental factors such as the arrangement of stimuli and consequences within the environment and on how the use of instructional cues, practice, and reinforcement/punishments can facilitating learning to develop discrimination's (recalling facts), generalizations (defining and illustrating concepts), associations (applying explanations), and chaining (automatically performing a specified procedure) to ensure a strong stimulus-response association (Ertmer & Newby,1993). The ...
THEORIES AND RELEVANCE TO MODERN DAY APPROACH TO THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING