Bonfenbrenner's Theory Of Learning In The Classroom

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I was never a good learner in the past and maybe in the future because I dislike learning in a classroom setting, but I feel like I can get through the rest of higher education with the right amouint of motivation. The constructivist theory is one of the best ways to learn and build knowledge through others and their own experiences. Bronfenbrenner 's model shows the influences of various factors that influences a person. There are still ways to change how a person reacts to certain things by conditioning them. Positive actions could be influenced if it is associated with positive reinforcement. Learning mostly happens by how much knowledge is changed and for how long. The information processing model shows how information is gathered and put …show more content…
Piaget 's cognitive development theory revolves around schemas in which bricks of information were used to build up a wall of knowledge. The knowledge needs to be adjusted to and changed according to new experiences to find the equilibrium between conflicting pieces of information. Equilibrium happens either by adding new information to the existing knowledge of a schema or by changing the entire schema to accommodate a new piece of information. Vygotsky also is a constructivist similar to Piaget but he added more to the theory. In Vygotsky 's theory scaffolding is used to help a student get into the zone of proximal development. The way scaffolding works is like giving a student a boost in the right direction so they may learn new and challenging material more easily if it is within reach of …show more content…
Pavlov and his dog is one of the more famous examples of classical conditioning. "Classical conditioning theory involves learning a new behavior via the process of association. In simple terms two stimuli are linked together to produce a new learned response in a person or animal." (McLeod 2014). Most of early schooling is based on classical conditioning especially with grades as results for the quality of work. In school I learned to associate an A as a good thing even though it doesn’t mean anything without the association. "Operant Conditioning deals with operants - intentional actions that have an effect on the surrounding environment. Skinner set out to identify the processes which made certain operant behaviours more or less likely to occur." (McLeod 2014). An example of operant conditioning in my life is the punishment for certain actions like showing late for class resulting in detention after class. The reinforcement of certain actions like getting a good grade for doing well on a homework assignment results in me doing my homework more often. While the punishing negative ones like being late for class would result in less repeated tardiness. The praise I got for going into class on time made me go to class on time more often and I kept the punctuality from elementary school. I was conditioned to be the way I am before I even learned about conditioning since before I even

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