Cognitivism and constructivism are two learning theories guiding educators today. Principles of these two learning theories can be found in a variety of curricula across the United States. When instructors understand the empirical research behind these two learning theories, they can adjust curriculum and instruction to meet the learning needs of students.
Note: You may use the attached “Task 2 Template” to guide your submission.
A. Provide a lesson plan/instructional plan for your instructional setting using the attached “WGU Lesson Plan Format,” including the following components:
• identification of general information (e.g., lesson title and subject, topic, grade level, instructional setting)
• identification of state core curriculum/student achievement standards, or organizational goals/standards
• identification of lesson/training objectives (should be measurable: condition, behavior, and criterion)
• identification of materials/resources for students and instructor
• description of prerequisite skills or connections to previous learning/training (i.e., What previously learned skills are necessary for students to be able to participate in and benefit from the planned lesson/training?)
• explanation of presentation procedures for new information, guided practice, independent practice, and culmination
• explanation of instructional strategy (or strategies)
• description of differentiated instruction accommodations
• description of how technology will be used
• explanation of assessment
Note: You may use a lesson plan/instructional plan you have previously created, or you may use a lesson plan/instructional plan from another source. If you use a lesson plan/instructional plan from another source, you must cite it in APA format. Use the attached “WGU Lesson Plan Format” as a template to adapt your lesson plan/instructional plan.
B. Describe how you could modify the lesson plan/instructional plan you provided to incorporate cognitivism.
1. Analyze the effectiveness of incorporating principles of cognitivism in the lesson plan/instructional plan.
C. Describe how you could modify the lesson plan/instructional plan you provided to incorporate constructivism.
1. Analyze the effectiveness of incorporating principles of constructivism in the lesson plan/instructional plan.
D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
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Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section.
NOTE:I work in a self contained special education classroom with students with Autism (kidnergarten-2nd Grade) My behaviorism Theory is: Operant Conditioning by BF Skinner.
My learning theory that fits Cognitivsm is Vygotskys Zone of Prox Dev. and The Scaffolding technique. The lesson plan should be about 2 pages and the description parts of this should be 3-4 pages Double Spaced. APA style with quotations and a referene page please.