Learning Theory Series 05: Humanism

Humanism emphasizes that learners are inherently good and will make good decisions when all their needs are met. Feelings, intellect, social skills, artistic skills, practical skills, along with self-esteem, goals, and full autonomy are key learning contributors to learning.   Humanism is largely based on the works of , , and . Humanism believes that …

Learning Theory Series 04: Connectivism

Connectivism is strongly influenced by the technologies of the digital age that have created newer opportunities to learn and share information through forming connections with others.  Connectivism focuses on a learner’s ability to frequently source and update accurate information. Knowing how and where to find the best information is as important as the information itself. …

Learning Theory Series 03: Cognitivism

Cognitivism emphasizes that significant internal mental or cognitive processes takes place during the process of learning and learning is not simply an “output” or observable behavior which results from an experience.  Cognitivism is based on the works of Plato and Descartes who focused on cognition (how we think) and Jean Piaget on how environments and …