As an educator, you will need to understand how students learn. This component of instructional planning is important because it provides a foundation and purpose for learning. Studying seminal theorists, or theorists who have significantly influenced the understanding of cognitive processes, is where you can start to grasp how students learn.
For this assignment, complete the three components of the “Theories of Cognitive Development Tableâ€:
- Define educational psychology and explain its importance.
- Provided are some of the most relevant theorists in educational psychology. Name the theory most often associated with each theorist and provide a brief description.
- Include a 200-250 word reflection that explains the use of specific, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate learning activities.
Support your table with 2-3 scholarly resources.
While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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