Educational Psychology: What is learning? What are the various types of learning?

2a iii). Define the term learning. Explain the various types of Learning.

Definition of the term learning

What is learning?

The behaviorists define learning as an enduring change in behavior potentiality, which occurs as a result of reinforced practice.

Cognitive psychologists define learning as the mental activity by means of which knowledge, skills, habits, attitudes, and ideals are acquired, retained and utilized, resulting in the progressive adaptation and modification of behavior and conduct.

Types of learning

The types of learning are derived from the theories of learning. In this lesson, we shall focus on the following types of leaning.

  • Classical conditioning.
  • Instrumental conditioning.
  • Observational learning.
  • Insightful learning.
  • Information processing model.




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