Three Major Theories of Learning

Cognitive Development, Phenomenology. and Behaviorism

Cognitive Development

Short term and long term memory

Skills and knowledge

Human interactions help with the learning process

Piaget Stages

Critical, Creative, Intuitive Thinking


Individual Feelings

Freedom to Learn

Focused on Improving Society


Learned Behavior

Aristotle, Descartes, Locke & Rousseau

  • Edward Thorndike
  • Individual Learning
  • Student experiences make connections