An Introduction to Theories of Learning

An Introduction to Theories of Learning

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Explores the major theories of learning, traces their historical development, and considers how they relate to educational practice. This edition includes a completely revised historical perspective, and features the theories of Bandura, Piaget, Pavlov and Hebb, amongst others.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 177 x 237mm | 731g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 4th edition
  • references
  • 0130155381
  • 9780130155382

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction to learning: what is learning?; approaches to the study of learning; early notions about learning. Part 2 Predominantly functionalistic theories; Edward Lee Throndike; Burrhus Frederic Skinner; Clark Leonard Hull. Part 3 Predominantly associationistic theories: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov; Edward Ray Guthrie; William Kaye Estes. Part 4 Predominantly cognitive theories: Gestalt theory; Jean Piaget; Edward Chace Tolman; Albert Bandura; Donald A. Norman. Part 5 A predominantly neurophysiological theory: Donald Olding Hebb. Part 6 Some final thoughts: implications for education; a final word.show more