Contextual Theory Of Learning Theory

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Behavioral Theory The behavioral theory involves the formation of associations between stimuli and response (LT, 21). Behaviorism is expressed through conditioning, associating stimuli and responses (LT, 55). As Skinner describes the environment helps to predict the cues for how an individual will respond to a stimulus. Stimuli, response, contingencies are the three contingencies of the basis of behavioral theory. (114). An association through experiences along with trial and error is when learning often occurs. Through trial and error, successful responses are established and unsuccessful ones are abandoned (LT, 73). The shorter time between the stimuli and response the less likely the response will be established. Positive responses are…show more content…
Personal, sociocultural, and physical contexts are all inclusive. When a person visits a museum and their expectations for the museum are surpassed, learning is facilitated. Once a person is motivated to learn, the museum and the person greatly benefit. The individual’s background in regards to their experiences, knowledge, interests, and beliefs play a significant role in their process of learning. Without any prior knowledge or interest, no one would have the desire to visit museums; they would have no motivation to. The basis of a person’s life depicts what they will/want to learn. Museums give each individual their right to choose what to read, visit, and view, how long to stay, etc. Each person is in control and everything is their choice of what to do with the museum. This environment is a very personal one, a great environment for learning at one’s own agenda, making what is learned more prone to stick.…show more content…
Social Cognitive Learning provides a window to develop an educational experience for school children, families, and adults that reflect different styles of learning such as visual or hands-on learners. (EE, 19). Learning through observing models, reading, listening, repetition and reproduction are partial. Observing through hands-on or interactive activities, and motivation based on individual goals of each individual person are all accomplished, demonstrated and provided by any museum setting. These traits of learning through Social Cognitive Theory are offered through museum exhibits, interactive and hands-on displays, works of arts, artifacts, and educational programs. Demonstrations of concepts such as these serve as the environmental conditions that influence learning. (EE,
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