Learning, making and powerful ideas

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The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things. They represent the essence of rational thinking, developing cognitive skills that will prepare the child to deal with a multitude of challenges and problems they may encounter later in life. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27.

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Stage by stage

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this post we examine one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century - the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. He proposed several influential ideas about how as they grow, children pass through several stages of cognitive growth. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

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Going the extra mile

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In this post, I''m revisiting a well known and heavily used motivational theory - Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. The theory Just about everyone working in education and training has heard of Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of needs. Maslow was interested in how people are motivated, and why they reach to achieve the pinnacle of human experience which he called self actualization. Most versions of Maslow''s Hierarchy are represented as pyramids.

In two minds

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this post we return to the cognitive domain, with an examination of Allan Paivio''s theory of dual coding. In 1986 he stated: ''Human cognition is unique in that it has become specialized for dealing simultaneously with language and with nonverbal objects and events. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Words in mind

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Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. The last post in this series featured the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. In this post I examine a cognitive theory - spreading activation theory - adapted from a hierarchical model of memory proposed by Ross Quillian and Allan Collins. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12.

Going the extra mile

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Photo by Steve Wheeler This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. In this post, I'm revisiting a well known and heavily used motivational theory - Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs. The theory Just about everyone working in education and training has heard of Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of needs. Maslow was interested in how people are motivated, and why they reach to achieve the pinnacle of human experience which he called self actualization.

The point of no return

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The previous post featured Abraham Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. Transformative learning is found in the struggle to make sense of chaos, in the churn of the unfamiliar, and in the cognitive dissonance of doubt. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. This is number 27 in my series on learning theories.

Who's in charge?

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development 34. Quillian and Collins Spreading Activation Theory Photo by NEC Corporation on Flickr Who's in charge? This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education.

Self fulfilling prophecies

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development 34. Rotter Locus of Control Photo by Dhillan Chandramowli on Flickr Self fulfilling prophecies by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories.

Design for life

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Milgram Obedience to Authority Photo by Cyrano82 on Deviant Art Design for Life by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

Our mutual friends

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Merizow Transformative Learning Photo by Stefano Bertolo on Flickr Our mutual friends by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 28 in my series on learning theories.

Shocking behaviour

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Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Festinger Cognitive Dissonance Theory 12. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Milgram Six Degrees of Separation Photo by Deviant Art Shocking behaviour by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is number 29 in my series on learning theories.