The Cognitive Learning Theory

Ed App

There are various aspects of the Cognitive Learning Theory (CLT) all of which are important to consider when studying the cognition of individuals. The behaviorist theory is juxtaposed by the CLT as it has a single focus on observable behavior.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

What Are Cognitive Biases? Cognitive biases result when these coping mechanisms fail. Put simply, a cognitive bias is an error in the way we think. Performance Improvement Learning Theory Learning Retention Instructor-Led Training Learning Style Employee Training and Performanc

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. It can be quite a challenge for the modern learning professional to identify an appropriate learning theory, draw practical ideas from it, and apply it to their daily work. Which theory do you choose?

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Agile Microlearning Explained

COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN v1.1 2THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE BEHIND OTTOLEARN OTTOLEARN COPYRIGHT © 2018 NEOVATION CORPORATION INTRODUCTION Disruptive technologies are critical to growth and success. the interoperability of modules across learning platforms, but at.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

What Are Cognitive Biases? Cognitive biases result when these coping mechanisms fail. Put simply, a cognitive bias is an error in the way we think. Performance Improvement Learning Theory Learning Retention Instructor-Led Training Learning Style Employee Training and PerformanceOur brains receive non-stop input from all five senses every moment we are awake.

Constructivism 2: The Cognitive Revolution

The E-Learning Curve

Jerome Bruner was was a prime mover in the emergence of the so-called ‘Cognitive Revolution,’ an intellectual movement in the 1950s that began what are known collectively as the cognitive sciences – an interdisciplinary study of the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition and use of knowledge.

More on cognitive mapping


How Edward Tolman's experiments shaped our theories of learning. Edward Tolman's influential experiments with rats in the 1940's remain highly formative for the field of cognitive psychology, and continue to shape our discussions about learning theory.

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting. Outcomes of learning are codes of behavior.

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7 Facts About Cognitive Overload That Every eLearning Pro Should Know

eLearning Industry

In this article, I’ll share 7 facts about cognitive overload that you should commit to memory. Instructional Design Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts Cognitive Load Theory Instructional Design TheoriesAre you overwhelming online learners with too many facts and figures? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning


Although, the situation is quite embarrassing but this proves an important point that we humans many times prefer to learn unfamiliar tasks based on ‘observation’. This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’.

Avatars and Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Recently, I posted about Bandura’s Social learning theory , this posting continues the discussion and relates it specifically to instruction involving avatars. Social Learning Theory. Robert Bandura in the late 1970’s articulated the concept of social learning theory as a method in which individuals learn from one another in the context of a social situation through observation.

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Applying Social Learning Theory to eLearning


Albert Bandura’s social learning theory hypothesizes that we learn by observing and modeling the behavior of others. This theory has been pivotal in understanding how we learn, and how to create the best environment for learning to occur in.

Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations

The E-Learning Curve

Instructional Design (ID) is the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of instruction and other learning experiences. Continue Reading → The post Discovering Instructional Design Part 1 – Foundations appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

3 Traditional Learning Theories and How They Can Be Used in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Learning Theories are frameworks that are extensively used by Instructional Designers to meet the requirements of the target audience and the situation. To do justice to this mandate, an Instructional Designer must first understand the Learning Theories in order to apply them. Once they understand the strengths and weaknesses of each Learning Theory, they can optimise their use. How Learning Theories influence learning.

Cognitive Fitness

Clive on Learning

Chris Brannigan of Caspian Learning alerted me to Cognitive Fitness , an article by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts in the Harvard Business Review, which you can download online for US$6.50. Nevertheless, if true, this validates the validity of learning through observation and through play; it also validates the use by teachers of demonstrations and simulations. Seek novelty: study a new language, learn to paint, use new technologies, learn a musical instrument.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). The TIPP learning theory showed me to be Traditional Personal with a visual preference (although I was also high on the auditory scale).

Introducing Constructivism in Education Part 1

The E-Learning Curve

Constructivism is an approach to learning based on the premise that cognition, or learning, is the result of mental construction: it's an active process in which learners construct new ideas, skills and behaviours based upon their prior and current knowledge, behaviour and skill assets. Continue Reading → The post Introducing Constructivism in Education Part 1 appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Constructivism 13: Double Loop Learning

The E-Learning Curve

In double loop learning, goals or decision-making rules are modified in the light of experience; the second loop facilitates their modification. Double-loop learning recognises that the way a problem is defined and solved can be a source of the problem.

Constructivism 12: Single Loop Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Chris Argyris and Donald Schön suggest that each member of an organisation constructs their own representation of the actual, tacit, applied organisational behaviours, also called its “theory-in-use”. Argyris and Schön modelled theory-in-use to investigate its three components.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Dashe & Thomson

After all, it’s best if the learner can focus on the learning event rather than on trying to interpret and decipher the meaning… Continue Reading The post Strain the Brain for Better Results appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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Constructivism 8: Challenges of Elearning

The E-Learning Curve

Regarding the challenges of elearning, in 2001 David Jonassen argues that “most e-learning replicates the worst features of face-to-face instruction: it may be cheaper to ‘deliver’ over the Internet, but it won't be more effective.

Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers


That’s why Instructional Design Guru defines terms from Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law. It defines over 470 key terms for instructional designers.” ~ Connie Malamed , on ID Guru, the performance support App for learning designers.

Remember Recency?

Integrated Learnings

If you haven’t encountered it lately, it’s possible you’ve forgotten about the recency theory of learning. Cognitive theorists believe that as new information enters the working memory, earlier information is pushed out. You might end an eLearning lesson with a slide that prompts learners to rate their level of confidence in applying newly learned knowledge to their jobs. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? Where do you stand on the learning styles debate? By Shelley A.

Memorable Ways to End an eLearning Course

Integrated Learnings

Cognitive theorists believe that as new information enters the working memory, earlier information is pushed out. Often, courses end by restating the objectives and reminding people what they learned about (I know I’ve done this). Pose questions to prompt learners to summarize learnings from the lesson. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company.

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us know that cramming isn't a very effective learning strategy. Ebbinghaus was among the earliest researchers to contribute to our understanding of learning and memory. And although his work is over 100 years old, the findings related to cramming -- or rather, spaced learning -- are still relevant. The concept of spaced learning is pretty intuitive, really. It suggests that we retain newly learned knowledge longer when taught repeatedly over a period of time.

From novice to expert

Learning with e's

This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave.

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Conveying Tacit Knowledge in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Social Media Social Learning Scenario-Based Learning Storytelling Evaluation Tacit Knowledge eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable. Tacit knowledge can be challenging to teach in formal training, but it's not impossible.

A New Year’s Resolution: Remove the Fluff from eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Learning theories suggest that we ought to introduce and review new knowledge in ways that: Relate to what we already know (which is why Gagne’s model prompts us to stimulate recall early in a lesson), for the sake of making the information meaningful and easier to recall later Include the context of when learners will apply it on the job, so that real-life triggers will help learners recall the knowledge when it’s needed. By Shelley A. Gable.

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

a)Effective learning. b)Electronic learning. c)Everywhere learning. d)Estimated learning. a)cognitive overload. Learning styles are __. Answer Key: b) Electronic learning. a) cognitive overload. This is referred to as multi-modal learning.

Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

This is schema theory. Part of the foundation of learning psychology , schema theory suggests that memory consists of interrelated networks of knowledge, or mental models. The more firmly we can integrate newly learned knowledge with our existing mental models, the more likely we are to be able to recall that knowledge later. While it certainly can be a review of recent learning, it doesn’t have to be. Schema theory. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

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Constructivism 10: More Mindtools

The E-Learning Curve

Learning is not restricted to formal learning environments, and that learners can acquire sophisticated skills and advanced knowledge in natural learning situations. Computer-based technologies can be used as "mindtools" to immerse learners in a Cognitive Web.