I’ve been following Donald Clark’s blog series on learning theorists and found it enlightening and useful. On March 17th he began a blog marathon of 50 blogs on learning theorists over 50 days. He ‘presents fifty major shapers and movers in learning, theorists, practitioners and those directly relevant to e-learning.’ He started with the Greeks and is just over halfway through his list and about to begin discussing major influencers in the field of e-learning before finishing with some posts on the area of training.
Photo by Jan Tik
What I’ve particularly liked is the outline that has been used for each learning theorist. They include an:
- Overview of the individual
- Specific theory and ideas on learning
- Relevance to learning
- Implications for E-learning
Where appropriate the author has also provided evidence that highlights the flaws in a particular theory and how it has been proved incorrect.
Any pre-service teacher or learning professional involved at any level, would do well to spend some time absorbing these overviews to help provide a context to what we understand what good teaching and learning might be. Thanks Donald…