Theory
Behaviorist
Cognitivist
Constructivist
Multiple Intelligences

Learning Styles
Key Theorists
Ivan Pavlov, John Watson, B.F. Skinner, Robert Gagne
Jerome Bruner, David Ausubal, Robert Gagne
Jean Piaget, Seymour Papert, Lev Vygotsky, Albert Bandura
Howard Garner
David Kolb
Summary of the Theory
Behavior is a response to external stimuli. Learning is a response to the environment.
Learning is a mental process and is undetected by observation. The mind is like a computer.
Learning is constructed by the individual. Knowledge is constructed from the learning process and experiences.
Nine different intelligences that each individual possess, but one or more dominates the others. Each area should be worked on to develop it better.
The conditions under which one learns best. The styles include visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Individuals can learn by all, but have one that is their dominant style.
What role might technology play when implementing this theory in the classroom?
Some educational technologies can provide rewards and responses that are important for students to learn from, such as points earned during a game.
Some educational technologies require students to discover what technology they can use to best present or organize their information and content.
Some educational technologies can be used to help students explore or investigate to find answers to questions by themselves.
Some educational technologies can help students learn by using their dominant intelligence, like audio books, videos, games, etc.
Some educational technologies can target each learning style. Examples include games for kinesthetic learners, songs for auditory learners or power-points for visual learners.