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IT | Learning Theories

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Competency Description

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.

You will have six months to complete this competency and can review the materials at any time during this period. If you wish to access these resources after the six months, you will need to re-enroll.

Competency Outcomes

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.

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Competency Topics

  • Common Learning Theories
  • Learning Strategies
  • Cognitive Overload

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