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  • 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.

  • Tuckman's Theory of Group Development

    Tuckman's Theory of Group Development

    Bruce Tuckman was a psychologist who developed the theory of 5 stages of development in 1965, the model consisted of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing areas. Later he added a 5th stage, ‘Adjourning’ to the model in the 1970s. 

    The idea behind the model is you can’t expect a new team to form and perform to the best of their capabilities. 

  • Constructivist Learning Theory

    Constructivist Learning Theory

    Constructivism is a theory and observation based on how people learn. People construct their own understanding and knowledge of the events that happen around them through experiencing and reflecting on those experiences to reconcile if what we believe is relevant or irrelevant as per the new information. 

  • SMOG test of readability

    SMOG test of readability

    Every piece of writing and any text on your website must meet the readability expectations of your target audience. The SMOG index is an influential and popular writing tool that helps writers score their work for clarity of message and readability. The test comes from a clinical psychologist G. Harry McLaughlin who wanted to create a simple readability formula with the most reliable calculation. It was published in 1969 and is still used today. 

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    How to give the perfect Micro Teach | Live Sessions

    Are you planning your micro-teach but still unsure of how to ace it? We've got your back.