Learning Theories Assignment

With this assignment it is really important to think about how to make these theories relevant to you and your approach with children. How can you use this information to better your teaching approach.

For this assignment you will research the people below and what their theories were. Please write one short paragraph on each theory and what it was (4-6 sentences) You will then choose one that you connect the most and write about why you choose this particular theory, how is it relevant today and how you can use this theory in your work with children. When writing about how you can use the theory be specific with examples. You will also include information on how the theory can be used to support a culturally responsive approach in the classroom.

1) Erik Erikson

2) Abraham Maslow

3) Jean Piaget

4) Howard Gardner

Grading:

Research the 4 theories and write one paragraph (4-6 sentences) about what the theory was and focused on.

3 Points

Choose one of the theories that you connect with the most and write about: 1) why you choose this particular theory (1-2 paragraphs), 2) how is it relevant today (1-2 paragraphs), 3) how can you use this theory in your work with children (1-2 paragraphs), 4) how can this theory be used to support a culturally responsive classroom (1-2 paragraphs)

10 Points

Have a conversation with a co-teacher, friend or family member around this assignment and what you got out of doing this. Write one paragraph on how that conversation went.

2 Points

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