Learning Theories: a brief overview

Learning Theories

Funderstanding Here’s a very useful resource that provides summaries of the range of Learning Theories, together with links: http://www.funderstanding.com/about_learning.cfm. The theories are focused on the ways in which they can be implemented in the classroom. Here is the first screen from http://www.funderstanding.com/theories.cfm.


We’ve broken down this section on theories into the following five categories:

  1. About Learning
  2. Curriculum: What Should Be Learned?
  3. Instruction: How Should Learning Be Designed?
  4. Assessment: How Will We Know If Learning Occurs?
  5. Organizational Theory: How Should Schools Be Designed?

The examples are drawn from the United States of America.