Posted: September 21st, 2015

Learning Theory Application Reading in Elementary School

Learning Theory Application Reading in Elementary School

Assignment Description:

You will write a scholarly paper based on best instructional practices. Frame your paper so that you are focused on a specific context (I chose Elementary Reading) so that you are able to generate ideas for application as your write your paper. This paper should be written from a K-3 teacher perspective and examples based on best practices for this age group. Please write this from a lower elementary (K-3) perspective.
Within this paper you will address the following areas (please remember to stay focused on your chosen context)My chosen content in Elementary K-3 Reading.
Describe your context (k-3/Reading, Title 1/low income school)
How learning occurs
Include a concise description that addresses the relevance of the learning theorists discussed in the course (theorists provided within this explanation) to your beliefs about effective learning for your context. Identify those theorists that best align with your beliefs about learning and focus on those.
Best practices for achieving the learning process you describe.
Teaching and learning strategies
Cognitive science
Include other ideas as relevant
Individual needs of students and families.
Identify three examples from your practice in which student and family backgrounds have enhanced or challenged your beliefs about how learning occurs
Throughout your paper, use examples from your teaching context as well as citations from your course readings and research. You must include at least three scholarly sources cited in-text and included as part of a reference list according to APA formatting guidelines (use direct quotes sparingly in order to prevent plagiarism).
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.

Required studies:
Theorists options
Piaget (for Tuesday)
Personality Theories: Jean Piaget (Boeree, 2006)
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development (Huitt & Hummel, 2003)
Piaget’s Developmental Theory: An Overview (Davidson Films, 2010)
Vygotsky (for Tuesday)
Social Development Theory (Culatta, 2013)
Comments on Vygotsky’s Critical Remarks Concerning The Language and Thought of the Child, and Judgment and Reasoning in the Child (Piaget, 1962) [PDF]
Lev Vygotsky (McLeod, 2014)
Lev Vygotsky and Social Learning Theories (Neff, n.d.)
Vygotskian Approach: Lev Vygotsky (Tools of the Mind, n.d.)
Erikson (for Tuesday)
Erik Erikson (McLeod, 2013)
Erik Erikson (Wikipedia, 2013)
Personality Theories: Erik Erikson (Boeree, 2006)

More required studies options…
Improving Students’ Learning with Effective Learning Techniques (Dunlosky, Rawson, March, Nathan, & Willingham, 2013) [PDF]
Neuroscience for Educators: What Are They Seeking, and What Are They Finding? (Hook & Farah, 2012) [PDF]
Debunking Brain Myths (Carey, 2015)

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