Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers

For Beginners
4 Modules 1.5 – 3 Hours

Gain an understanding of the teacher learning process and improve abilities to create and deliver effective lessons.

Growhouse’s online Introduction Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers course will teach you how to fulfil your instructional role effectively by using teaching methods that are grounded in the learning process of education. You will look into a framework for planning, creating, and delivering effective lessons and assessing a student's learning, as well as Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning.

Learning is defined as relatively permanent changes in behaviour, skills, knowledge or attitudes resulting from identifiable psychological or social experiences. This course will first introduce you to the two main learning theories which are behaviourism and constructivism. Behaviourism is a perspective on the learning process that focuses on changes in individual’s observable behaviours or the changes in what people say or do. This course will also discuss the key concepts associated with operant conditions including extinction, generalisation, discrimination, schedules of reinforcement and cues.

Constructivism is a perspective on learning that focuses on how students actively construct knowledge out of experiences. This course will discuss the theoretical differences between social constructivism and psychological constructivism. You will learn the different strategies for helping students to develop their thinking including how they think about learning and development. You will also study theories of learning strategies according to Piaget, as well as Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning.

This teachers learning process course will also discuss the contributions to the study of learning processes made by John Dewey (who is an educational philosopher), Lev Vygotsky (a Russian psychologist), Jerome Seymore Bruner (an American psychologist), and Jean Piaget (a Swiss psychologist). Upon completion of this course, you will have a much better understanding of the theories on behaviourism and constructivism and will have greatly enhanced your teaching abilities.

Module 1: Introduction to the Learning Process
- The learning process – learning outcomes
- The learning process
- Teacher’s perspective on learning
- The learning process – lesson summary

Module 2: Behaviourism
- Behaviourism – learning outcome
- Introduction to behaviourism
- Operant conditioning
- Operant conditioning and student’s learning
- Further key concepts about operant conditioning
- Behaviourism – lesson summary

Module 3: Constructivism
- Constructivism – learning outcome
- Introduction to constructivism
- Psychological constructivism
- Social constructivism
- Theoretical differences between psychological and social constructivism
- Implications of constructivism forteaching
- Constructivism – lesson summary

Module 4: Course Assessment

Course Outcome

Having completed this course you will be able to:

- Describe the process of learning in terms of educational learning theory
- Differentiate between the two major learning theories: Behaviourism and Constructivism
- Compare and contrast the two subtypes of constructivism: Psychological Constructivism and Social Constructivism
- Identify various psychologists, philosophers, and researchers associated with educational learning theory
- Provide everyday examples of operant conditioning and strategies for constructivist style teaching

To successfully complete this certificate course and become a graduate at Growhouse, you need to achieve 80% or higher in this course assessment. Once you have completed this certificate course, you will receive access to download your certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with everyone. Your Growhouse certificate is ideal for sharing with potential employers – including your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications, an indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results, an incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning.