Applying Cognitive Learning Theory to your Corporate Learning Strategy

Cognitive Learning Theory explains how we process information when we learn. 

When we think back to our school days, many of us will remember being taught in this way: a teacher stood at the top of the classroom and lectured us on a subject. Almost every teacher used this method for almost every subject. And in the vast majority of cases, a student’s success was measured by how much they could remember on exam day.

This type of teaching and learning, where the learner is mostly passive, sitting down and listening, while the active participant – the teacher – imparts their knowledge is linked to the Behaviorist Learning Theory. This theory looks at how we, as learners, respond to an external stimulus.

What is Cognitive Learning Theory?

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