An evaluation of Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory and its implications for Caribbean classrooms. By: Christopher C.Cox Course Code & Title: EDPS 1010 The Psychology of Teaching & Learning Lecturer: Dr.J.Deanne Ford PhD. Assignment Due Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 The concept of Learning as a process of Cognitive Development, has intrigued Psychologists for many years. Learning, as defined by Schacter, Gilbert & Wegner (2011) is “the acquisition of new knowledge, skills or responses from experience that result in a relatively permanent change in the state of the learner”. Jean Piaget, a Swiss-born Psychologist, was one who was particularly interested in how children perceive their environment.
Introduction Learning enables you as an individual, to gain more knowledge about something which you have never learned about. Learning also has to do with past experiences which are influenced by behavioural changes (Weiten, 2016). There are different types of ways to learn; through, classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning which will be discussed and analysed in the essay. Behaviourism Behaviourism is considered one of the main subjects in psychology and the two main people who founded behaviourism were, Burrhus Frederic Skinner, also known as B.F Skinner and Ivan Pavlov who were famous for the work they did on classical and operant conditioning (Moderato & Presti, 2006). According to Moderato and Presti
In relation to Honey and Mumford’s learning style questionnaire I scored highest in the Reflector category followed by Theorist, Activist and Pragmatist respectively. As a reflector, after reading in detail the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses linked to my style I discovered many elements which will help me improve in the future learning environment. I prefer to spend time carefully examining and thinking over activities rather than expressing my opinion immediately. I enjoy listening to other people’s opinions, taking them into account and comparing them to my own when making a decision. An example where my learning style is portrayed strongly is when I am given an assignment to complete.
The BCM is an evidence-based and empirically supported consultation model. The model uses principles of learning to help change problems and behaviors through a step-by-step consultation process. According to Chitiyo, Morgan, and Wheeler (2009) behavioral consultation is chosen more than other models of consultations. The BCM has proven to be effective in school-based programs in helping students to learn and in solving behavioral problems. The model is used to construct interventions to deal with challenging behaviors of students.
This was due to the emergence of new action learning ideas discovered by groups of enthuasiasts. Bob Garratt developed the ‘triple-loop learning’ model in this period while various theorists in the US were developing similar approaches of interacting levels of organizational learning. The Learning Company Model pushed the prospects for Organisational Learning in practice and
While considering their approach to manage course, educators are persistently scanning for the system that is most valuable for most of their understudies. Teachers require their understudies to value the learning strategy, and they require the classroom to be sorted out and controlled. As needs be, the reasonable exchange of educator centered versus understudy centered preparing has been in the cutting edge of instructors' minds for quite a while. In spite of the way that numerous people have a specific considered which kind of preparing is perfect, there are both purposes of intrigue and disadvantages to each approach. The accompanying is a delineation of each approach, close by a couple points of interest and burdens.
Using Kolb’s Learning Cycle Kolb (1984)’s learning cycle can be used as an applied theory of how to learn to manage diversity in a hospitality organization. Kolb theorizes that people who learn something new go through a cycle involving four stages. Kolb’s learning cycle (KLC) suggests that there are four stages which follow from each other: concrete experience, reflection, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation. Concrete experience is followed by reflection on that experience on a personal basis. This is then be followed by the derivation of general rules describing the experience, or the application of known theories to it (abstract conceptualization), and hence to the construction of ways of modifying the next occurrence of the experience (active experimentation), leading in turn to the next concrete experience.
Once I figure out a strategy I apply the doing piece, trying and tweaking my approach until I have found an optimized route. Being aware of my learning style is important because not every child will learn the same. As a teacher, I need to be able to teach to everyone. When I placed my learning style scores into the grid, I
Understanding the learning styles and study techniques I used for the last term through David Kolb's theory on experiential learning Model (ELM), which is typically represented by a four stage learning cycle, as; According to Kolb, Effective learning is seen when a person progresses through a cycle of four stages, however, he explains that different people naturally prefer a certain single different style (actually a product of two pairs of variables as presented above.) Furthermore, below is a brief and concise comparative description of each style: ACCOMODATING DIVERGING CONVERGING ASSIMILATING - "hands-on" and concrete -able to look at things from different perspective - can solve problems and will use their learning to find solutions
The modern public school is a melting pot consisting of students from different socio-economic statuses, ethnic backgrounds, and religious communities; just like he had imagined. These students follow a curriculum that models Mann’s ideal curriculum. With the exception of music and art, all of the subjects that Mann considered important are deemed mandatory. While geography and spelling are no longer subjects that stand alone, they have been combined with other