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  • Dunn & Price Learning style

    Dunn & Price Learning style

    Teachers must have a reliable and valid instrument to accurately identify students’ learning style. There are five areas where learning style may differ;

  • Sensory Theory by Laird (1985)

    Sensory Theory by Laird (1985)

    Effective learning takes place when all the senses are stimulated. Laird (1985) stated that for learning to occur the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste need to be stimulated. The theory suggests that if multi-senses are stimulated there is a greater chance of learning to take place. Therefore, it is suggested to adapt your approaches and resources to the use of as many senses as possible for learners to relate to the concept being discussed in a learning environment. 

  • PESTLE Analysis in Teaching context

    PESTLE Analysis in Teaching context

    The term PESTLE analysis is mostly used in a business context. It is an abbreviation for Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental analysis of factors. These terms help in giving a broader perspective of the dynamic environment related to its particulars. However, it can be used for determining the future prospects of not only trading activities but also of intangible services. It ranges from FMCGs to providing services, for instance - teaching. 

  • Gagne’s Conditions of Learning (1985)

    Gagne’s Conditions of Learning (1985)

    Robert Gagne describes conditions of learning as a means through which individuals and groups acquire relevant skills to be accepted in society. Learning is a direct result of human behaviour which is influenced by the environment and the individual thinking process of learners.

    The foundations of Gagne’s Condition of learning lies in the theories of behaviourism. He also mentioned that learning a specific skill depends on previous learning skills in a logical and sequential manner that contributes to building a learning experience. 

  • Cognitive Learning Theory

    Cognitive Learning Theory

    Cognitive learning is a style of learning that maximises the brain's potential. It actively helps the brain to gather new information, connect it with the existing knowledge and deepen the retention capacity. Cognition is the ability to absorb and retain information through experience, thoughts and senses. Cognitive learning theory explains how internal and external factors affect the learning process.

  • Erikson’s Theory of Emotion & Learning

    Erikson’s Theory of Emotion & Learning

    Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was a theorist who modified Freud’s controversial psychosexual theory into eight stages of psychosocial theory of development. According to him, the socialisation process consists of eight phases which he called the eight stages of man. These eight stages were formulated through a range of experiences in psychotherapy including children and adolescents from low, middle and upper social classes. These stages provided structure to the learning and development of individuals at each stage of life. Erickson was particularly interested in how social interaction and relationships affect the development of human beings.