Educational Learning Theory

Kelly Y L KU*, Sivanes Phillipson, Shane N. Phillipson

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A broad orientation to the principles and mechanisms underlying three major views of learning, namely, the behavioral perspective, the cognitive perspective, and the sociocultural perspective are presented. The focuses are on how these perspectives differ in their grounding assumptions and beliefs on how learning occurs and what constitutes the results or products of learning, as well as their impacts on research, practices, and educational policies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Behaviorism
  • Bioecological system
  • Cognitivism
  • Constructivism
  • Educational psychology
  • Epistemology
  • Information processing theory
  • Learning
  • Metacognition
  • Social cognitive theory
  • Sociocultural theory


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