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ED6400: Advanced Psychological Foundations Guide


Learning ImageWelcome to the Greenlease Library's Course Guide for ED6400: Advanced Psychological Functions!

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Background Information - Start here to get access to general reference information about Psychology and Learning.
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Learning defined

"Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience. As the individual interacts with the environment, certain events promote behavior. In some cases, the outcomes produced by those responses inform the individual about likely consequences for behavior in future situations. Behaviors include a wide array of events, from basic physical processes to complex higher-order cognitive functions. Thus, behavior is anything the individual does. Given sufficient information about the experience of the individual, predictions can be made about likely behaviors in future settings."

-- Learning entry from Encyclopedia of Human Development


"Learning as a proper noun has so many meanings that it is almost impossible to communicate effectively without first adding a qualifying term. For example, in the applied setting we call the classroom, there are different types of learning theories and models. Some theories describe and explain motor learning that serves as the basis for motor skill development. In other cases, some learning theories focus on learning that serves as the basis for social skills development. However, the focus of this article is academic learning that relies on cognitive learning theories and information processing models to describe and explain the development of personal knowledge about the subject matter we teach in the classroom."

-- Learning entry from Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

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