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    Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism

    In education there are several theories that are used in the field. Many educators use the three most popular theories on a daily basis at any given time in a class.  These theories can be documented back to the era of Aristotle.  The three popular theories are Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism. Behaviorism is the theory that describes learning is due to an observable change in behavior. The behaviors are sometimes learned in the process. In this theory, the learners observe the information, practice the information and then receive reinforcement through praise. The classic example of behaviorism is when Pavlov used classic conditioning to investigate the digestive system of dogs. Pavlov conditioned the dogs to react to the sound of a tuning fork. The tuning fork be


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