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Education: SCE

Learning Theories

Major Theories & Theorists

  • Behaviorist Theory
    John Watson; Edward Thorndike, B.F. Skinner; Albert Bandura
  • Classical Conditioning Theory
    Ivan Pavlov
  • Cognitive Theory
    Jean Piaget
  • Ecological Systems Theory
    Urie Bronfenbrenner
  • Humanist Theory
    Abraham Maslow
  • Identity Status Theory
    James Marcia
  • Maturation Theory
    Arnold Gesell
  • Multiple Intelligences Theory
    Howard Gardner
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
    Sigmund Freud
  • Psychosocial Theory
    Erik Erikson
  • Sociocultural Theory
    Lev Vygotsky

Developmental Theorists

  • Developmental Topics
    Mary Ainsworth; John Bowlby; Nancy Eisenberg; Carol Gilligan; Lawrence Kohlberg; Eleanor Maccoby
  • Brain Development
    Bruce Perry; Daniel Siegel; Stephen Rushton; Ellen Galinsky; Ross Thompson

PowerPoint Presentations

For any presentation you give, keep text to a minimum and instead, describe your talking points with images (keeping in mind the user of Creative Commons licensed material to avoid copyright violations).

Microsoft PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2010 or 2013 can be found on all Manchester University computers, including the laptops that can be checkout at the library.  

Prezi Presentations

Prezi allows for a more visually stimulating presentation, but be cautious when using the zoom feature. You don't want to make your audience sea sick!