Learning Theories

UMUC Learning Theory Portfolio

In pursuit of completing the UMUC Instructional Design and Theory: Learning Theories course and certification, I am exploring current learning theories and their applications to online learning. In the following pages, I have researched, written, and depicted these learning theories. 

Learning Theories Explored

This learning theory originates from Ivan Pavlov’s experimentation regarding “classical conditioning…

 

Constructivism

Constructivism is the learning theory in which learners construct their own learning through their experiences and social interactions…

Cognitivism

Cognitivism describes learning as a process rather than as a product…

Andragogy

This last learning theory focuses on how adults learn rather than how babies or children learn. Since adults have more experience with life and learning, they have different learning processes…