The Three Beliefs Of The Three Theories Of Learning Theory

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There are many ways that people learn, but not everyone learns the same way. For example, some may learn faster than others and so forth. There were some theorists that proposed different learning theories. Of all the theorist that studied learning, there were some that composed the three learning theories. The three theories of learning are behaviorism, cognitive constructivism, and social constructivism. Each one of these theories have different meanings and beliefs to them. Of the theorist that proposed these ideas, each of them had a different belief of learning, though there were very few similarities. There was much research done to coin these three terms. The theories of learning, behaviorism, cognitive constructivism, and social constructivism,…show more content…
According to Dale H. Schunk, in his book Learning Theories: An Educational Perspective, theorists and researchers do not have a set definition of learning. Schunk (1991) also mentions that “Learning is an enduring change in behavior, or in the capacity to behave in a given fashion, which results from practice or other forms of experience.” (p. 2). These learning theories are not really styles of learning, for example how you learn something; instead, they are more involved with how knowledge is obtained. There are many different ways to approach learning; the main three ways are behaviorism, cognitive constructivism, and social constructivism. There were different people who contributed in these theories. In the first learning theory, behaviorism, there were two theorists that studied this. They were John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner. The one that introduced behaviorism was John B. Watson. Watson defined behaviorism as “a natural science that takes the whole field of human adjustments as its own.” (p. 11 in behaviorism?). Now, B.F. Skinner believed the same about behaviorism as Watson did. Both Watson and Skinner argues that scientific theories should be observed as a stimulus-response rather than observing the inner
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