Centered on the learner as a person and focused on 1) learner’s self-direction; 2) learner’s inner motivation; 3) learner’s self-reflection; and 4) learner’s personal growth achieved from the learning process
People can learn by observing the behavior is of others and the outcomes of those behaviors. Many behaviors can be learned or influenced by modeling.
The acquisition of knowledge and skill is through mental/cognitive processes. Individuals learn by listening, watching, touching, reading, or experiencing and then processing and remembering the information.
People construct their knowledge rather than acquire it from their environment. The learner is viewed as an information processor. The human mind is important in understanding how people learn.
Adults are autonomous and self-directed learners. They are goal- and relevancy-oriented. They have accumulated a foundation of life experiences and knowledge and tend to be practical, and focus on the aspects of a lesson most useful to them in their work or home life.
Instead of one intelligence, there are many. Intelligences include (but are not limited to): linguistic, mathematical, kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, musical, spatial, and naturalist.
Examples of how theoretical principles are integrated in the program
Everyone is encouraged to grown and develop as a person - Humanistic
Students are allowed to choose how to demonstrate their learning (i.e. audio, video, written responses, etc.) – Multiple Intelligences
Students read, listen, and watch instructional materials to learn – Cognitive Learning
Students build upon prior knowledge and relate information to their own life/habits – Constructivism
Class material is related and relevant to real-life and learners are motivated and able to apply info – Adult Learning Theory
Students observe instructor preparing menu items on video and then students prepare food items and reflect on their experiences. – Social learning theory http://www.youtube.com/user/ChefRachel1?blend=23&ob=5#p/a/f/0/OpxTfCsM4iM