Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers


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Acquired Skills/Covered Subjects

  • Differentiate between the two major learning theories: behaviourism and constructivism
  • Compare and contrast the two subtypes of constructivism: psychological constructivism and social constructivismCompare and contrast the two subtypes of constructivism: psychological constructivism and social constructivism
  • Identify various psychologists, philosophers and researchers associated with educational learning theoryIdentify various psychologists, philosophers and researchers associated with educational learning theory
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Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level. Through our mission we are a catalyst for positive social change, creating opportunity, prosperity, and equality for everyone.

Alison was founded in Galway, Ireland, in 2007 and has grown organically to become a major force in free online education and skills training. Today, with more than 13 million learners in 195 countries, Alison is changing how the world learns and up-skills.

They are committed to equality and access to education and skills training irrespective of gender, geography, economic status or any other barriers that can so often stunt potential. So they offer a range of free courses that meet the many diverse needs of our learners. The UN declared in Article 26 of the 1946 Declaration of Human Rights that “Education shall be free…”. This statement will always inspire us.

Alison was founded by Alison CEO, Mike Feerick. Mike is a businessman, but one with a difference. He believes in social impact, and that you can build a financially successful business focused on meeting a huge global social need, making education and skills training more accessible for everyone. He invites anyone who believes that too, to support the Alison mission.

Alison is free of charge to you. But it’s still a business – albeit a socially-focused one. We are a social enterprise making our money through advertising, merchandise, and the sale of Certificates and Diplomas, should a graduate choose to buy one.

Learning is defined as relatively permanent changes in behavior, skills, knowledge or attitudes resulting from identifiable psychological or social experiences. This course will first introduce you to the two main learning theories which are behaviorism and constructivism. Behaviourism is a perspective on learning process that focuses on changes in individuals observable behaviors or the changes in what people say or do. This course will also discuss the key concepts associated with operant conditioning including Extinction, Generalisation, Discrimination, Schedules of Reinforcement and Cues.

Constructivism is a perspective on learning that focuses on how students actively construct knowledge out of experiences. This course will discuss the theoretical differences between social constructivism and psychological constructivism. You will learn the different strategies for helping students to develop their thinking including how they think about learning and development. You will also study theories of learning strategies according to Piaget, as well as Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning.

This teachers learning process course will also discuss the contributions to the study of learning processes made by John Dewey (who is an educational philosopher), Lev Vygotsky (a Russian psychologist), Jerome Seymour Bruner (an American psychologist), and Jean Piaget (a Swiss psychologist). Upon completion of this course, you will have a much better understanding of the theories on behaviorism and constructivism and will have greatly enhanced your teaching abilities.

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