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This open textbook was the result of a remix of pre-existing open materials collected and reviewed by Molly Zhou and David Brown. Learning theories covered include the theories of Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Dewey, Bronfenbrenner, Eriksen, Gardner, Bloom, and Maslow. The textbook was revised in 2018 through a Round Ten Revisions and Ancillary Materials Mini-Grant.

Topics covered include:

  • Behaviorism
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social Cognitive Theory
  • Experiential Learning Theory
  • Human Motivation Theory
  • Information Processing Theory

Course Title

Exploring Teaching and Learning

Course Number

EDUC 2130

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Publication Date

Spring 2015


education, piaget, vygotsky, maslow, bloom


Educational Psychology


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Educational Learning Theories: 2nd Edition