Now that you have a deeper understanding of the different learning theories and learning styles, how has your view on how you learn changed? My learning view has changed tremendously; I am now able to pull resources of skills from all of the theories and apply each to my learning needs. Before taken this course, ‘Learning Theories and Instruction’, I was not aware of my learning strategies or how the different learning strategies could help me to develop skills in ways that would not only be beneficial to my career, but also to the facilitation of learning skills germane to the student’s needs as well.

What have you learned about the various learning theories and learning styles over the past weeks that can further explain your own personal learning preferences?As an adult learner and educator in the digital age, my learning preference is the “Connectivism Learning Theory”. This learning theory is diverse in its network, its strength are tied to the context of occurrence and its various communities. Its delivery is balance among experiential learning with guided mentoring and collective reflection for all learners. According to Siemens and Downes 2005, this theory expression through nonlinear association webs of representations. Co-design of learning experiences personalized to individual needs and preferences.” This theory too, I believe, is the way to learning for the next generation because of its technical suaveness and constant evolving for better understanding and users friendly.

I have acquired wealth of knowledge from all other theories such as these:

The Cognitive/Learning Styles—refers to the ways in which individual process information. According to Gardner, Guilford, Sternberg individual differences in abilities, which describe peak performance. Styles describe a person’s typical mode of thinking, remembering or problem solving.” Styles are also categorized into two dimensions–bipolar (a person’s styles) and unipolar (a person’s abilities).Another fact about the cognitive learning theory that I do like is its emphasis is on the building blocks of knowledge (e.g. identifying prerequisite relationships of content), and emphasis on structuring, organizing and sequencing information to facilitate optimal processing. (Piaget, Bruner, Gagne’, Lewin, Kohler, Koffka, Ausubel, Ertmer/Newby).

The Behaviorism Learning Styles – This theory because of the S-R framework of behavioral. That learning is the results between stimuli and responses. That our learning strengthened or weakened by nature is via the S-R parings. There are three primary laws proposed by Thorndike’s theory, which of (1) Law of Effect, (2) Law of readiness and (3). Law of exercise, these laws plays an intricate part to the learned behavior.

Constructivist Theory/Learning Styles – is learning that is actively processing learning in ways in which learners construct new ideas or learning patterns based upon their current or past knowledge. According to J. Burner, The learner selects and transforms information, constructs hypotheses, and makes decisions, relying on a cognitive structure to do so. Cognitive structure is, for example, schema and mental models, which provides meaning and organization to experiences and allows the individual to go beyond the information given.”

 Adult Learning/Styles—another word for adult learning is Andragogy. It is an attempt to develop specific learning theory for the adult learners. According to Knowles, adults are self-directed and expect to take responsibility for their decisions. That adults need to know why they need to learn something (2) adults need to learn experientially, (3) adults approach learning as problem-soling and (4) adults learn best when the topic is of immediate value.

Social Learning theory/Learning Styles— Individuals are more likely to adopt a modeled behavior if it results in outcomes they value. Observational learning is also known as imitation or modeling. Observation Learning: learn by observing others. The base for this theory is that the individual’s environment depicts how they learn.

What role does technology play in your learning (i.e., as a way to search for information, to record information, to create, etc.)? Technology plays a very important role in how I search for information via the web, different search engine. I particularly prefer to search for information through these sites:, and These are very thorough in locating specific information. I also found a site that is good to use if you are creating professional slide presentations and videos, these are: for videos and or for slide presentations. (Johnson, Levine & Smith 2009)


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