Diverse learning approaches

Tangen, Donna J. (2008) Diverse learning approaches. In Tangen, Donna J., Bland, Derek C., Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., Sedgley, Teresa L., Mergler, Amanda G., Mercer, Louise, et al. (Eds.) Engaging diverse learners. Pearson Education Australia, Australia, pp. 21-38.


In this topic we will examine different views of learning that people hold and the potential influences that these may have on the approaches to students' learning. We will look at behavioural, cognitive and constructivist views of learning and consider how the structure of each approach shapes student learning. In particular we will examine Reception Learning and Discovery Learning as two different approaches to teaching and learning. Outcome-based learning as it is currently framed in Queensland is considered as well the new Essential Learnings and Reporting framework that will come into effect by the year 2008. The chapter will conclude by examining a model describing the cycle of learning (from Biggs).

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ID Code: 17538
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781442501126
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2009 01:37
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:18

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