Educational Theories and Theorist
Dr. JAG’s Top 10 Theorists/Theories for Knowledge of Students as it Pertains to Instructional Plans
Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher mental process.
Dewey, J. (2004). Democracy and education. Courier Dover Publications.
Bruner, J. (1986). Actual minds, possible worlds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.
Bruner, J. S. (1996). The culture of education. Harvard University Press.
a. Sensorimotor stage
b. Preoperational stage
c. Concrete operational stage
d. Formal operational stage
"Piaget's theory" in P. Mussen (ed.), Handbook of Child Psychology, Vol. 1. 4th ed., New York: Wiley, 1983.
Erikson, E.H. (1968). Identity: Youth and Crisis. New York: Norton.
Maslow, A. H., Frager, R., & Fadiman, J. (1970). Motivation and personality (Vol. 2). New York: Harper & Row.
Skinner, B. F. (1953). Science and human behavior. SimonandSchuster. com.
Other theorists your instructors may have mentioned:
Ole Ivar Lovaas
James Paul Gee
Heath, Shirley Brice – Authored a famous study that showed the link between home literacy traditions and success in school. “The more ‘school-like’ the tasks and communication are at home, the better students are likely to perform at school. Likewise, the ‘teacher-like’ the language of a student is, the more the student will meet [school] expectations and be considered successful” (Zwiers, 2008).
Heath, S. B. (1983). Ways with words: Language, life and work in communities and classrooms. Cambridge university Press.
Philosophical Theories of Education
Denton, David. Seattle Pacific University. Instructional Strategies 2015.
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