Explaining theories of learning and pedagogy

I want to post here two excellent images that I have come across to explain the various theories and concepts that can be drawn on in relation to learning and pedagogy.

The first is an image that I found via TeachThought (an excellent website – set aside a good hour to go and browse):

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy

The image originally came from a 2008 post by Andrew Churches on edorigami, which also features diagrams explaining thinking skills, assessment and ‘fluency’. You can check that post out here: http://edorigami.edublogs.org/2008/08/16/21st-century-pedagogy/


The second image I am sharing here is this maaassssssive map of Learning Theory produced by the HoTEL project in the EU:

Learning theories map by Richard Millwood

Learning theories map by Richard Millwood

While all of the links made in the maps above are open to challenge and discussion, I really value them as texts! Both maps do a great job of visualising some of the theoretical complexity that sits behind education practice and decision making. I’ll definitely be sharing them with my pre-service teachers next year.

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  1. #1 by Robyn on December 17, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    Thanks for the learning theories map Kelli. It would be a good tool for starting discussion and further research. It might work as a trigger for one of your ‘inquire, create, share’ activities too. Thanks! 🙂

  2. #2 by June on March 27, 2019 - 11:28 pm

    How can I get a hold of one of the learning theory map for my team of educstors. WhenI printed it does not come out clear I would like to make it like poster board size for the wall. Can you help me figure out how to get my hands on the appropriate size so that I can reprint it or purchase it at that size?

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