Learning Theories: Behaviorism and Constructivism

1575 Words Jan 29th, 2018 6 Pages
The nature of learning and cultural aspects are two of the mist important elements that can help the teachers decide on a learning theory that is most suitable for their educational structure and environment. In this paper we will highlight the different natures of learning and cultural aspects keeping in mind three specific knowledge learning theories: 1) behaviorism and constructivism; 2) conversation theory and 3) cognitive theory. These knowledge learning theories have a significant level of importance in the modern academics as they adapt to the traits of the individual who is undertaking the learning process. We begin by explaining the three aforementioned knowledge learning theories:
Behaviorism and constructivism
Böstrum and Lassen in one of their recent studies (2006) assert that the "ideas on learning are mostly rooted in the work of psychologists working in the area of educational or cognitive psychology. Until the 1970s, the most favored perspective was that of the behaviorists, who were more concerned with the measurable outputs of learning, such as the ability to reproduce facts, than in the mental processes involved. However, psychologists became more and more interested in what was going on inside the brain, due partly to the growth of neuroscience and of cognitive psychology.…