ERIC Number: EJ930307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 4
The Learning Theory Jungle
Minter, Robert L.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v8 n6 p7-15 2011
This article addresses the myriad of pedagogical and andragogical issues facing university educators in the student learning process. It briefly explores the proliferation of learning theories in an attempt to develop awareness among faculty who teach at the university/college levels that not all theories of learning apply to the adult learner. In doing so, it is hoped that university faculty will question what assumptions about the adult learning process are guiding their teaching styles.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Teaching Styles, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Teaching Methods, Learning, Instruction, Andragogy, College Faculty, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Learning Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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