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The paper presents five studies that explore various learning theories and instruction styles. The paper summarizes each study and its findings. The paper concludes that it is the individual teacher that will make the greatest difference in the classroom, and that by integrating components from the wide variety of theories, the teacher might best accomplish his goals.
Wiebe Berry, R.A.
Wiebe Berry, R.A.
From the Paper:"The study compared previously determined characterizations of learning in regards to comprehension of narratives by learning disabled students to the results obtained concerning whether such methods can be used to teach other subjects, specifically history. According to the researchers, the study hoped to show understanding in "the nature and quality of student's learning of history, and for potentially identifying sources of failure in learning" (Espin, et al, pg. 175). If the researchers could accomplish this objective, they would then show the viability of using the cognitive-psychology theory in at least two instances, as well as defining particular reasons why there were failures to learn in certain students."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Becker, K.; (2007) Digital game-based learning once removed: Teaching teachers, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 478 - 488
- Espin, C.A.; Cevasco, J.; van den Broek, P.; Baker, S.; Gersten, R.; (2007) History as narrative: The nature and quality of historical understanding for students with LD, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 174 - 82
- Mathematics education in the United States: Past to present (2004) Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 16 - 31
- Spada, N.; (2005) Conditions and challenges in developing school-based SLA research programs, The Modern Language Journal, Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 328 - 338
- Wiebe Berry, R.A.; (2006) Beyond strategies: Teacher beliefs and writing instruction for two primary inclusion classrooms, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 11 - 24
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Learning Theories (2010, October 28) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/learning-theories-145217/
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