Once learning theories are second nature I won’t need to blog about them so much. This post does it well, covering the ground in a succinct way.
Academia is teeming with learning theories.
Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day. Some of them are controversial, while others have assumed the aura of conventional wisdom. Some of them are simple, while others are incomprehensible to mere mortals.
It can be quite a challenge for the modern learning professional to identify an appropriate learning theory, draw practical ideas from it, and apply it to their daily work.
Where do you start? Which theory do you choose? What is its central premise? How does it relate to other theories?
To clear some of the obfuscation that surrounds learning theory, I have developed the following Taxonomy of Learning Theories.
This taxonomy identifies key theories that apply to workplace learning, categorises them according to common properties, and illustrates the relationships among…
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