Learning Theory: constructivist Piagetian based

Procedure for learning and not learning.

Starts with a person in equilibrium cruising through life...

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As a person repeatedly experiences the world and cycles through learning cycles they learn, develop knowledge, and attain a level of intelligence or wisdom. The process doesn't change, but what they learn and how they know it does change. It is these differences that cause people to claim, "All people learn differently." Which is true with respects to what is attended to, what is learned, the time frame in which it is learned, and how information is connected or structured. However, the fundamental process does not change. The chart below categorizes these and identifies variables that affect learning and the growth of intelligence and knowledge.

learning variables

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Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes