Category: Learning theories

Jerome Bruner’s Constructivist Theory 2

Jerome Bruner’s Constructivist Theory

Jerome Bruner was one of the most influential constructivists. He was influenced by Piaget’s ideas about cognitive development in children. His ideas have been widely discussed among educators and teachers. Some of Bruner’s theoretical...

Experiential Education 0

Experiential Education

What is experience? Experience refers to an event or occurrence that leaves an impression on someone. Experience is an essential element in learning. However, experience is not exclusively identified with schools. It is part...

Schema Theory 0

Schema Theory

Schema theory views organized knowledge as an elaborate network of abstract mental structures which represent one’s understanding of the world. These structures are called schema (plural, chemata or schemas). The concept of schemata was initially...

Ausubel’s Learning Theory 4

Ausubel’s Learning Theory

David Paul Ausubel was an American psychologist whose most significant contribution to the fields of educational psychology, cognitive science, and science education learning, was on the development and research on meaningful learning and advance...

Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Theory 0

Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Theory

Jean Piaget developed a theory about the nature and development of human intelligence called developmental stage theory. It deals with the nature of knowledge and how humans come gradually to acquire it, construct it,...

Piaget’s Developmental Theory – An Overview 0

Piaget’s Developmental Theory – An Overview

Jean Piaget and his theory Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known his developmental Theory. In this theory Piaget contended that children go through stages to reach full abilities of thinking...

Zone of Proximal Development 2

Zone of Proximal Development

Zone of Proximal Development Zone of Proximal Development (abbreviated ZPD)  is a concept that was introduced by the seminal psychologist Lev Vygotsky. It refers to the difference between what a learner can do without...