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ERIC Number: ED429554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 14
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Teaching Learning Theories Via the Web.
Schnackenberg, Heidi L.
This paper describes a World Wide Web site on learning theories, developed as a class assignment for a course on learning and instructional theories at Concordia University (Quebec). Groups of two to four students developed pages on selected theories of learning that were then linked to a main page developed by the instructor and a doctoral student. Overall, the Web site examines issues and applications of learning theories, including behaviorism, cognitive information processing, meaningful reception learning, schema theory and mental models, Piaget's genetic epistemology, interactional theories of cognitive development, motivation theory, Gagne's theory of instruction, and constructivism. Each page or series of pages summarizes the main points of a particular theory, provides practice-with-feedback questions for the user, gives examples of how the theory is used in actual practice, and includes related articles so that the user can further pursue the topic. The aim of the site is to provide an understanding of theoretical and practical issues related to the numerous theories of learning so students can engage in high-level discussions in the course. An appendix illustrates the course home page and the pages on interactional theories of cognitive development and Gagne's theory of instruction. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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