Learning Theories

Learning Theories Defined - a review of learning theories, including constructivism, behaviorism, and others.

Learning Styles Inventory - worksheet to help determine an individual's learning style, with strategies for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.

Processing Strategies of College Level Learners - tips for faculty interested in processing strategies for college-level learners.

Learning Styles Profile - worksheet to determine individual learning style.

Student Study Checklist - worksheet for students to identify study habits.

Why Use a Learning Portfolio - brief introduction to learning portfolios, including benefits, strategies for using portfolios in assessment, and components of portfolios.

Alternative Methods for a Learner-Centered Curriculum - provides faculty with a lengthy list of learner-centered teaching strategies as a supplement to the faculty's repertoire.

 

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William Self
College of Medicine William   Self My goal when teaching any course is to highlight the core concepts in lecture so that the most critical aspects of the material are made clear to the students. Students must read and study the details of the concepts, generally from a course textbook and PowerPoint slides that I develop from the textbook, to e...

Christopher Parkinson
College of Arts and Sciences Christopher  Parkinson As a professor, it is my responsibility to motivate the students’ interest in the course. My goal is to utilize active learning techniques to teach critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. This is very difficult, but I am fortunate to have a dynamic personality, quick sense of humor...

Erica Hoyt
College of Nursing Erica  Hoyt My teaching philosophy is to inspire lifelong learning by impressing upon my students inquisitiveness, creative thinking, and importance of critically evaluating information. I respect the student as a customer receiving a service, but also as a future colleague to my profession. Nursing is a profession, ...