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Your Emerging Theory/Philosophy of Teaching
Complete this rating scale to find out if your beliefs about
learning are consistent with those of behaviorism,
cognitivism, or humanism.
Educational Psychology Interactive:
Click on Index of Topics in the left-hand margin to
find the topics included in this site.
A hypertext, alphabetical index.
From Scientific American. See also
Classical Conditioning: How It Works and Few Examples.
Introduction to Operant Conditioning.
and Operant Conditioning.
and Behaviorism - An Historical Outline
An overview of the history of behavioral learning theories.
An on-line tutorial in the basics of behaviorism.
B. F. Skinner Foundation
A Skinner bibliography as well as information about Skinner's
contributions to psychology.
Social Cognitive Theory
Information on concept of learning developed by
Cognitive Learning Theory
An article titled, "Foundations of Cognitive Theory: A Concise
Review." See also
Cognitive Learning Theory, and
Cognitive Learning Theory - WebQuest.
A basic introduction to the humanistic view of learning. See also
Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) Humanistic Theory of Learning and
Education is . . . And Is Not.
and Open Education
overview. See also
down the page for information on humanism and confluent
education), Courage and Fear: A Lesson
Plan Using The Red Badge of Courage
of confluent or holistic learning), and
Lesson Plan Index.
also 12 design
principles based on brain-based learning research.
The Whole Brain Atlas
From Harvard Medical School.
The Responsive Classroom
A popular approach to elementary education that employs many humanistic
Responsive Classroom Fact Sheet for a brief overview.
A. S. Neill's
Learn about Summerhill and A. S. Neill.
An excellent, concise list of advantages and disadvantages of several
Madeline Hunter Method
of Principles of Direct Instruction and
Model Lesson Plans Index.
and other information from Funderstanding. See also
Introduction to Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning and
Cooperative and Collaborative Learning?
Office of Research - Consumer Guide: Cooperative Learning
One more page with information about cooperative learning. It
includes a summary of research on cooperative learning
as well as brief descriptions of specific
approaches to the use of this technique.
The "official site" for this cooperative learning
technique. See a
school nutrition unit for a n example of this model.
An overview of this cognitive technique.
See also Reciprocal Teaching Lesson Plans
Model Lesson Plan.
A good overview of constructivism and its use in teaching science.
Association for Constructivist Teaching
The Learning Cycle Approach to Science Instruction
Information on Piaget's three-phase learning cycle.
See also The Jean Piaget Society.
Principle - Optimal Learning
A site devoted to "newer innovations in education that optimize learning"
such as multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and brain-based learning.
Learning Styles Resource Site
Under construction, but should be a good source of information.
Learning Styles Lesson Plan Index
for several lesson plans based on the work of
Anthony Gregorc as well as
Check Your Personal
Index of Learning Styles Questionaire,
and The Vark Questionnaire.
The Myth of Learning Styles
An article debunking the importance of learning styles. See also
Do Learning Styles Matter for Learning? and
Do Learning Styles Really Matter?
What Is the
Good source for more basic information. See also
Multiple Intelligences for a high school lesson plan on
Howard Gardner's theory of
A very brief online inventory.
See also Assessment: Find Your
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