How People Learn - Introduction to Learning Theory
Berliner, D. (1993). The 100-year journey of educational
psychology: From interest, to disdain, to respect for practice.
In T. Fagan and VandenBos (Eds.), Exploring applied psychology:
Origins and critical analysis (Master Lectures in Psychology).
Washington, DC; American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2/22/03.
This lengthy history of educational psychology describes the
work of key figures such as Hall, Thorndike, and Dewey. The article
is somewhat opinionated and not specifically written for a teacher
audience, but it is reader-friendly.
Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R.
R. (Eds.). (2000). Learning: From speculation to science (Chapter
1). In How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school.
Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
Center for Dewey Studies
Based at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, this center
provides extensive information and history about John Dewey's life
and research. Discussion groups and links are included.
Explorations in learning and instruction: The Theory
into Practice Database
Entries from the learning theory sections of the online JSU Encyclopedia
of Psychology. Organized by theories, domains, and concepts. Provides
resources to other web sites.
This site provides an overview of major learning theories from Funderstanding.
Includes information about constructivism, behaviorism, Piaget,
Vygotsky, and others.
Issues and debates: Educational theory links
A collection of links to Web sites that cover a number of topics
in educational theory and history from Interactive Instructional
Material Research and Resources.
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Materials for Session 1.