Why are learning theories important? This competency explores that question by examining three of the most common learning theories and discussing their impact on teaching strategies and learning outcomes. Along the way, you will also learn about “content chunking,” which is an important means of helping students avoid cognitive overload.
This course is also available in the Theories & Models Track.
Upon completion of this competency you will be able to:
- Identify which of three common learning theories—behaviorist, cognitive, and constructivist —is being employed.
- Identify the learning strategy being used in a scenario-based activity.
- Determine whether materials are properly chunked or whether they may subject students to cognitive overload.