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Who are the most significant theorists in the arena of motivation and learning theory?

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In terms of some of the most significant theorists in the arena of learning theory, the Behaviorists definitely offered prominent insights. Specifically, Pavlov's theories related Classical Conditioning and Skinner's Operant Conditioning strongly impacted learning ideologies.

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Williams, J. (2008). BEHAVIOURIST APPROACHES. TES: Times Educational Supplement, (4816), 12-15.

The author strongly maintains that Skinner's learning theory was influential in that it emphasized how "good behavior should be rewarded so that it will be repeated by the student" (12). A definite emphasis on observable and measurable behaviors was also highlighted by these theorists. They further insist that learning has a biological basis and is highly ...

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300 words of notes and reference ideas are supplied in this solution to emphasize and identify some significant theorists in learning theory, in general.