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Adult Education Dictionary: Learning Theory

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Empiricism   Empiricism is John Locke's philosophical assertion that all knowledge is based on experience....  
Experiential Learning   Experiential learning is that learning that takes place to satisfy the needs and the wants of the individual....  
Knowles, Malcolm   Known as the Father of Adult Learning, Knowles popularized the concept of "andragogy". 1913 - 1997...  
Language Acquisition   Language Acquisition is the process of acquiring a first or second language. Some linguists distinguish between language acquisition and 'language learning'...  
Learning Styles   While each of us learns differently, we can categorize an individual's strength and weaknesses for a number of different factors which affect the way...  
Metacognition   The process of thinking about and regulating one's own learning. Metacognitive activities include recalling or reviewing what you already know about a...  
Multiple Intelligences   Theory or view of human intellect, originated in 1983 by Howard Gardner, that every individual has at least seven different autonomous intelligences,...  
Multiple Intelligences Theory   Howard Gardner's theory proposing that each person has many intelligences (including linguistic, spatial, musical, etc.). These intelligences work together...  
Natural Approach   Developed by linguist Stephen Krashen and teacher Tracy Terrell (1983), the Natural Approach is a methodology for fostering second language acquisition...  
New Concurrent Approach (NCA)  NCA, developed by Rodolfo Jacobson, is an approach to bilingual instruction that suggests using a structured form of code-switching for delivery of content...  
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)  The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model* is a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing...  
Threshold Theory   Research on thinking and bilingualism suggests two "thresholds", each a level of language competence in the first or second language that must be passed...  
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  Universal Design for Learning (UDL), also known as UD and universal design for instruction, is an educational approach that stresses "flexible goals,...  
Whole Language   A philosophy and instructional strategy that emphasizes reading for meaning and in context. Although teachers may give phonics lessons to individual students...  
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