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Learning theory


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Learning theory

  1. 1. The CognitivistLearning Theory Katie S.
  2. 2. What is the cognitive approach?• It is a belief that actions such as thinking and remembering are linked to behavior.
  3. 3. Scientific contributors• Allan Paivio• Robert Gagne• Howard Gardner• Benjamin Bloom
  4. 4. Allan Paivio• Suggested information which is brought on both visually and verbally strengthens ones ability to recall and recognize. – Classroom integration. • With technology- using PowerPoint to facilitate a lecture. • Without technology- reading a story together as a class.
  5. 5. Robert Gagne• His theory states that one develops skills through a building-block principal. – Classroom integration. • With technology- using an interactive math skills building software. • Without technology- Using worksheets that begin with letter recognition and move onto word recognition.
  6. 6. Howard Gardner• Theory of multiple intelligences. – Classroom integration. • With technology- taking advantage of the multitude of learning applications and assessments on the Web, teachers are able to reach several different intelligences. • Without technology- using observation to observe learning and assess achievement.
  7. 7. Benjamin Bloom• Bloom sought a better understanding of how learning is achieved. – Classroom integration. • With technology- teachers can reach all three domains of learning by utilizing thinking skills, using a mouse, and ability to interact with computer. • Without technology- lessons using cut, copy, paste, and color integrate all domains of thinking and learning skills.
  8. 8. My application of the theory.• I do believe learning is a mixture of genetics, past experiences, and how information is presented. I would definitely utilize the information on different learning styles and techniques and using both technological methods and without the aide of technology hope to meet the needs of all students.
  9. 9. Sources• Gunter, G. A., Gunter, R. E., & Shelly, G. B. (2012). Teachers discovering computers. (7th ed., pp. 257-266). Boston, MA: Course Technology. DOI: