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edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom.


Journal articles, books, definitions, and images to explain learning theories are found on this page.

Behaviorist Theories

Behaviorism is a theory in which learning and behavior are described and explained in terms of stimulus-response relationships.

Child Development Theories

How children develop as individuals in sociocultural worlds.

Cognitivist Theories

Cognitive psychology focuses on the mental processes underlying learning and behavior.

Constructivist, Social and Situational Theories

A theoretical perspective that learners actively construct knowledge from their experiences.

Descriptive & Meta Theories

Identifying appropriate goals and objectives for what students should learn and be able to do.

Design Theories & Models

Design-based research methods (DBR) aim to uncover the relationships between educational theory, designed artifact, and practice.

Identity Theories

Identity is a self-constructed definition of who one is and what things are important to accomplish in life.

Media & Technology Theories

Instruction and learning that occur within the context of digital technologies.

Mental Models

Mental models derive from the way humans perceive the world around them.

Motivation & Humanist Theories

The study of the self, motivation, and one's goals

21st Century Skills, Flipped Classrooms, Multiple Intelligences.

Journal articles, books, definitions, and images about learning theories.