Theories of learning

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Learning is incremental
Fibre connections are developed over time with each experience we have
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McCandliss (2002)
Able to teach Japanese native speakers to distinguish between I and R
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Learning is multisensory
Different neural structures are used to encode information
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Applying multisensory theory to Education
Children utilising a greater number of neurons and structures meaning information can be retrieved from various modalities
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James & Engelhardt (2012)
Children viewing letters...
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James (2009)
Hand and leg verbs vs adjectives
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Gergely, Bekkering & Kirally (2002)
14 months old. Light task. 75% and 73%
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Zone of Proximal development
The distance between actual development (independent learning) and potential development (problem solving under adult guidance)
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Scaffolding
Process which enables a child to problem solve, carry out a task or achieve a goal that goes beyond their unassisted efforts
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Wood Bruner and Ross (1974)
3-5 year old, building task. 5 yo 87.5, 3yo 64.5 etc as age increases the success of showing and telling increases
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Learning styles
COncept that individuals differ in ways that they learn and recalll information which is most effective to them
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Pros of learning styles
Wanting to find out how you work, You are not a number so would like to be taught individually according to learning styles
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Cons of learning style
Type theory and asks for your own opinions
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Meshing hypothesis
Your learning materials and modes of teaching should match your learning style
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Baker (2002)
Recall and learning styles. Visually presented did not do better if visual learning
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Horak and Horak (1982)
Locus of control and guided learning
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