An Evaluation on the Models of Learning Behaviorism Theory and Behavior Transform on Psychology of Education |
The two theories of learning discussed are Behaviorismand Constructivism. Skinner and Watson, the two major developers of thebehaviorist school of thought sought to prove that behavior could be predictedand controlled (Skinner, 1974). They studied how learning is affected bychanges in the environment. The constructivists viewed learning as a search formeaning. Piaget and Vygotsky described elements that helped predict whatchildren understand at different stages (Rummel, 2008). Details of boththeories illuminate the differences and connections between the behavioral andconstructivist theories in relationship to how children learn and how theirbehavior is affected. How curriculum and instruction work with these theoriesto promote learning and how educators view learning with respect to boththeories are also reviewed.