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PIDP 3100 - Foundations of Adult Education : Learning Theory Articles Resource Guide

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Reading List

Behaviorism, Humanism and Cognitive Theory

How to...Begin to get to grips with educational theory. Pugsley, Lesley. Education for Primary Care. Jul2011, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p266-268

Behaviorism and Constructivism

Behaviorism, Constructivism, and Socratic Pedagogy. Boghossian, Peter. Educational Philosophy & Theory. Dec2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p713-722.

Behaviorism, Cognitivist, and Constructivist Theories

Learning about Learning: from Theories to Trends. Bush, Gail. Teacher Librarian. Dec2006, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p14-18.

Behaviorism, Cognitivist, Humanist, Constructivist, Social Cognitive

The Role of Educational Theory in Continuing Medical Education: Has It Helped Us? Mann, Karen V. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. Fall2004 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS22-S30

Behaviorism, Cognitivist, Humanist, Constructivist, Social Cognitive

Theoretical Perspectives in Medical Education: Past Experience and Future Possibilities. Mann, Karen V. Medical Education. Jan2011, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p60-68

Cognitive and Transformative Learning

Learning as Dwelling. Plumb, Donovan. Studies in the Education of Adults. Spring2008, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p62-79.

Social Cognitive Theory

Social Cognitive Theory: an Agentic Perspective. Bandura, Albert. Annual Review of Psychology. 2001, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p1. 26p.
Social Cognitive Theory in Cultural Context. Bandura, Albert. Applied Psychology: An International Review. Apr2002, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p269. 22p.

Learning Theories

Cognitive Apprenticeship: Making Things Visible. Collins, A., Brown, J.S. & Holum, A. American Educator. 1991, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p6-11, 38-46.
Revisiting Adult Learning Theory through the Lens of an Adult Learner. Jackson, Londell D. Adult Learning. Summer/Fall2009, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p20-22
Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence. Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., and Bjork, R. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 2009, Vol 9 Issue 3, p105-119.

Learning Theory Articles (in APA format)

Bandura, A. (2001). Social cognitive theory: An agentic perspective. Annual Review of Psychology, 52 (1), 1-27.

Bandura, A. (2002). Social cognitive theory in cultural context. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 51 (2), 269-291.

Boghossian, P. (2006). Behaviorism, constructivism, and socratic pedagogy. Educational Philosophy & Theory, 38 (6), 13-722.

Bush, G. (2006). Learning about learning: from theories to trends. Teacher Librarian, 34 (2), 14-18.

Collins, A., Brown, J.S., & Holum, A. (1991) Cognitive apprenticeship: Making things visible. American Educator, 15 (3), 6-11, 38-46.

Jackson, L.D. (2009). Learning theory: An adult learner’s view. Adult Learning, 20 (3/4), 20-22.

Mann, K. (2004). The role of educational theory in continuing medical education: Has it helped us? Journal of Continuing Medical Education in the Health Professions, 24 Supplement, S22-S30.

Mann, K. (2011). Theoretical perspectives in medical education: past experience and future possibilities. Medical Education, 45 (1), 60-68.

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., &  Bjork, R. (2009). Learning styles: concepts and evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9 (3), 105-119. Retrieved from

Plumb, D. (2008). Learning as dwelling. Studies in the Education of Adults, 40 (1), 62-79.

Pugsley, L. (2011). How to…begin to get to grips with educational theory. Education for Primary Care, 22 (4), 266-268.

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