Learning Theory Table
Behaviorist
Jessica Bragg
Cognitivist
Constructivis
t
Multiple Intelligences
Learning Styles
Theory
Key
Theorists
Ivan Pavlove, John
Watson B.F
Skinner
David Ausubel, Jerome
Bruner,Jean Piaget
Summary
of Theory
View all behavior
as a response to
external stimuli. A
stimulus is the
initial action
directed to the
organism and a
response is the
organism’s reaction
to the action.
Focus on learning as a
mental operation that
takes place when
information enters
through the senses,
undergoes manipulation,
is stored, and is finally
used. Exclusive focus on
external measureable
behaviors. This theory
makes mental activity the
primary source of study.
With technology you can
measure student’s
behaviors easily. There
are many options:
computer quizzes, timed
activities etc. This way
teachers can focus more
on teaching the subject
rather than trying to time
students or grade
countless quizzes.
Role
technolog
y plays in
implemen
ting this
theory
into the
classroo
m
Seymour
Papert, Lev
Vygotsky,
Robet Gagne,
Albert
Bandura
Knowledge is
constructed
element
resulting from
the learning
process.
Knowledge is
unique to the
individual who
constructs it.
Howard Gardner
Nine innate
capabilities: linguistic,
spatial, bodilykinesthetic, logicalmathematical, and
others; every child is
smart in his or her own
way and possesses
combined intelligences
that should be
encouraged to develop.
Refers to those
conditions under
which we best
learn. This theory
has three
primary
modalities for
learning:
auditory, visual,
and kinesthetic.
There are
many way
technology
can be used to
allow students
There are all types of
programs that you can
use that can combine
many of the
intelligences.
Technology can
also change and
be manipulated
so that you can
give one students
an activity that is
mainly visual and
another student
an activity that is
mainly auditory
depending on
how he or she
learns best.