Learning Theory

Bloom's Taxonomy

Constructivist Theory:

The Constructivist theory says that children gain knowledge through being actively engaged in the learning process. Through the use of internal process and interaction, learners develop through their knowledge and beliefs. This websites is a great tool for teachers to actively engage their students to participate in a lesson. By using activities provided in the Sonoran Desert website, children will be able to gain a better understanding through the interaction of their teachers and peers.

Multiple Intelligences Theory:

Howard Gardner’s theory has 8 multiple intelligences which are: bodily-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmic, verbal-linguistic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, logical-mathematic, naturalistic, and visual spatial. The idea behind this theory is that everyone has an intelligence that they are strong in. When we apply this to learning, we are able to see that students are more capable of excelling in certain areas. Through the use of the Sonoran Desert Explorers website, students will have the chance to learn visually through pictures and Xtranormal videos. If the students learn kinesthetically, then the hands on activities will help develop what they read in the text. Musical-rhythmic learners will like the use of background music in the videos and the talking characters. Overall, learners will be able to gain a deep understanding of the material and retain the information longer.
 
Bloom's Taxonomy Explanation of Term How Bloom's is used in the website
Knowledge The learner must recall information. This activity and assesment helps students recall information
Comprehension The learner understands what is being communicated by so that he could explain it to someone. Through the use of the assessments and activities, the learner is able to retain information and communicate to others what they have learned.
Application The learner finds a practical use for in particular and concrete situations By applying what the students have learned, they will be able to complete the activities.
Analysis The learner can break down parts and see how they work together. Students will be able to analyze each section seperately as well as combine them together for a finished lesson.
Synthesis The learner puts together elements or parts to form a whole. By completing the activities that allign with each individual web page, students will be able to use what they learned for a hands-on project that will help develop their understanding of the lesson.
Evaluation The learner makes judgments about the value of the material or methods for a given purpose. Learners will be able to use the connections  they find from the academic materials in a positive manner and make judgements about what they have learned.
 
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