Theories of Learning
To complete this assignment, you will need to fill in the following boxes:
1. In the first box you will define Elemental and Holistic Models of Development.
2. In the next two boxes you will describe 2 theories, including theorist(s) from each model of development. Each description should be substantive and requires a minimum of 3 sentences per theory.
3. In the last box you will list a minimum of 3 to 5 of the important points you learned from each model learning theory.
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Model | Definition of each Model Learning Theory | Theory and Theorist 1 | Theory and Theorist 2 | Important Points Derived (Be sure to number these theories and double space between them for easy reading). |
Elemental Model Learning Theory | Represents the universe as a machine composed of discrete pieces operating in a spatiotemporal field, reactive, and adaptive model of a man| | Thorndike The theory is that inexperienced learners are empty organisms who randomly and automatically respond to stimuli. When rewarded a specific stimuli is met with a specific response. (pg. 24) | Pavlov The theory is that learning happens through the concept of conditioned reflexes. | Theorist Thorndike: Important point derived from this theory is that human organisms respond to stimuli, randomly or automatic, with or with our reward. Theorist Pavlov: Important point derived from this theory is that to response to conditioned reflexes will fade over time while the response to unconditioned reflex remains over time. |
Holistic Model learning Theories | “Represents the world as a unitary, interactive and developing organism: active and adaptive model of man.” (pg.22) | Theorist: Kurt Lewin’s field theory suggests that behavior is a result of both the person and the environment...