Learning Theories

Learning Theories Defined - a review of learning theories, including constructivism, behaviorism, and others.

Learning Styles Inventory - worksheet to help determine an individual's learning style, with strategies for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.

Processing Strategies of College Level Learners - tips for faculty interested in processing strategies for college-level learners.

Learning Styles Profile - worksheet to determine individual learning style.

Student Study Checklist - worksheet for students to identify study habits.

Why Use a Learning Portfolio - brief introduction to learning portfolios, including benefits, strategies for using portfolios in assessment, and components of portfolios.

Alternative Methods for a Learner-Centered Curriculum - provides faculty with a lengthy list of learner-centered teaching strategies as a supplement to the faculty's repertoire.

 

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Cynthia Hutchinson
College of Education Cynthia      Hutchinson I am a follower of Leo Buscaglia who prefers the term "educator" to "teacher." He explains that "educator" comes from the Latin term, "educare," which means to tend or support the growth of another. That is the role I hope to play in the lives of my students. I am careful to follow A. Bronson Alcott's ...

Tian Tian
College of Engineering and Computer Science Tian  Tian I believe the chief responsibility of schooling is to encourage students’ intellectual and personal development, rather than to certify or to pick the best and brightest. I understand learning is a developmental process rather than only a question of acquisition. As a teacher, my job is to help them learn be...

Dennis Filler
College of Engineering & Computer Science Dennis Filler Since the Industrial Revolution U.S. universities have been producing assembly-line engineers, technically astute but weak in management skills. Traditionally, engineers have not been good managers and business owners. Then, in the late 1970s, academic decision makers decided that engineering schools should progre...