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Learning theories

Curriculum and learning theories

Liberal humanism Curriculum theory - focus on traditional academic subjects
Instrumentalism Curriculum theory - focus on training for a job
Reconstructionism Curriculum theory - focus on ideologies
Humanistic psychology Motivation theory - learning to fulfil our personal potential
Social constructivism Learning theory - we learn from interacting with others
Progressivism Curriculum theory - focus on self development
Behaviourism Learning theory - we learn by repetition and reward
Cognitivism Learning theory - to learn we need to gain insight
Constructivism Learning theory - we make sense of things by making connections
(Social) Constructionism Learning theory - we learn by trying to construct things ourself, or by teaching someone else
Created by: DTLLStutor