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Theories, principles and models of assessment

Introduction It is essential that learning has taking place, as a result it is important to check that learning has occurred; this is completed in the form of assessment. Assessment ranges from a quick and simple learning check in the form of student questioning, up to a final exam which could form the entirety of […]

Theories of Behaviour Management

The primary theory included so far has been a behaviourist theory from B. F. Skinner, other theories are available that can assist in behaviour management, such as a cognitivist approach from Jean Piaget and Philip Kendall in which students are encouraged to mentally process their behaviour, this can be extremely effective with a student that […]

Theories and models of curriculum development

The definition of curriculum varies in terms of “scope, structure and breadth”, (Machin, Hindmarch, Murray, & Richardson, 2016, pp. 162-163) this is likely caused by the different roles within education, ranging from teaching assistants, principles or external verifiers and Ofsted. As a result of this obscurity many different models have been produced to clarify what the […]

Theories, principles and models of communication

Communication is an essential element of teaching, every interaction between lecturer and student involves communication of some kind. “The most basic model of communication involves a sender passing some kind of information or message to a receiver.” (Gould & Roffey-Barentsen, 2014) An example of this is students sitting in a lecture and listening without the opportunity […]

Theories, Principles, Models of Learning

“Learning has happened when people can demonstrate that they know something that they didn’t know before (insights and realisations as well as facts) and/or when they can do something they couldn’t do before (skills).” (Mumford, 1995, p. 4) There are many theories of best learning practice and suitable models of learning. Some follow a teacher led […]

What is Behaviourism learning theory

Behaviourism is a learning theory within behaviour psychology dating back to the early twentieth century. (Machin, et al., 2016) Work conducted by John B. Watson suggests that learning has taken place when a new behaviour pattern has been established. Ivan Pavlov builds on this through research involving the behaviour of dogs. Pavlov established that “learning is […]

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