Summaries of Learning Theories and Models


Theories and Models of Learning for Educational Research and Practice.
This knowledge base features learning theories and models that address how people learn.  We have tried to summarize and discuss these theories in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format.  This site is a resource useful for scholars of various fields, including educational psychology, instructional design, and human-computer interaction. Below is the index of learning theories, grouped into categories. Note that this website is an iterative project and these entries are a work in progress; please leave comments with suggestions, corrections, and additional references.

Paradigms:

Behaviorist Theories:

Cognitivist Theories:

Constructivist, Social, and Situational Theories:

Motivational and Humanist Theories:

Design Theories and Models (Prescriptive):

Descriptive and Meta Theories:

Identity Theories:

Miscellaneous Learning Theories and Models:

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