This lesson is an interactive student-centered method for reviewing the different theoretical perspectives on learning covered in an introduction to psychology course. This lesson should be included in the course scope as a review towards the end of the semester. The material included in this lesson is derived from sub-units on learning and development.
Students will apply, analyze, and evaluate the theories of Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, B.F. Skinner, and Ivan Pavlov in small groups. Each group will complete a scaffolded worksheet. During the role-play, a nominated group member will present the theorist’s perspective on learning and relate it to their theories on language, empathy, or identity.
Lesson Plan – Theoretical Perspectives on Learning
Power-Point – Theoretical Perspectives on Learning
Lesson Worksheet – Theoretical Perspectives on Learning
Created by: Alyssa Landau & Nicole Amada