Zull's Learning Theory In The Classroom

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Education is the pillar of our society. Without it, progression would come to a complete standstill and could start to regress. Because of this education is regulated in order to preserve and equalize it for all who wish to pursue it, though consequently it has become highly political.

there are three sociological paradigms that represent the relationship between our school and society. The first is social-conflict, which views society and school on a macro level. in in areas of inequality are identified which then generates conflict are resolved and results in change. The second paradigm is structural-functional, Which views society as a complex system whose parts works together to support solidarity and stability. Finally there is the only micro level view the symbolic-interaction paradigm where the theory stresses that
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As Zull states “Learning depends on experience, but it also requires reflection, developing abstraction and active testing of our abstraction” (zull, 18). By placing each of the learning theories in this cycle we will able to ascertain some advantages and disadvantages.
When looking at Behaviorism we see that it helps the student with repetition of learning, allowing the concept(s) to solidify with the student and can be very beneficial, being able to hit three stages of the learning cycle, for the students are able to see an example of the concept with the concrete experience and then they are able to form their own thoughts and act on them following active hypothesis and active testing, however it treats learning as a behavior and does not allow the student to learn how or why they 're wrong (reference the learning machine video) thus students are not able to reflect on their learning process as it is a relevant stage in the learning

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