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Who are the leading learning theorists and schools of thought?

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012, 05:15

LEADERS  IN LEARNING:

Donald Clark offers a list of 50 learning theorists

I've been +adding to it. Who are we missing?

GREEKS
Socrates
Plato
Aristotle
RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Jesus
Mohammed
+ Confucius
ENLIGHTENMENT
Locke
+Hobbes
Rousseau
Wollstonecraft
+ Hagel
+ Machiavelli
PRAGMATISTS
James
Dewey
MARXISTS
Marx
Gramsci
Althusser
BEHAVIOURISTS
Pavlov
Skinner
Bandura
CONSTRUCTIVISTS
Piaget
Bruner
Vygotsky
+Engestrom
HUMANISTS
Maslow
Rogers
Illich
Gardener
SCHOOLS
Montessori
Friere
Steiner
John Seely Brown
+ Christopher Alexander
+ Donald Schon
+ Rogers
INSTRUCTIONALISTS
Ebbinghaus
Harris
Mazur
Black & William
E-LEARNING
Jay Cross
Martin Weller
Grainne Conole
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Jilly Salmon
Helen Beetham
Rhona Sharpe
Chris Pegler
Jane Seale

TECHNOLOGY ANALYSTS
McLuhan
Postman
Schank
Kelly
Shirky
GAMES
Prensky (NO!)
Gee
USABILITY &EVALUATION
Norman
Nielsen
Krug
MEDIA & DESIGN
Mayer & Clark
Reeves & Nass
INFORMAL LEARNING
Csikszentmihalyi
Cross
Zuckerburg ?!
INTERNET LEARNING
Page & Brin
Bezos ?!
Hurley & Chen
INTERNET CONTENT
Sperling
Wales
Khan
OPEN SOURCE
Torvalds
Moodle guy
+ Wiki
+ MOOC
+ WordPress
TRAINING
Bloom
Biggs
Bateson
Belbin
Mager
Gagne
Kolb
Kirkpatrick

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Don't forget Benner...

'morning!

In my own field, I find the work of Pat Benner goes a long way to explain professional learning:

 

http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Patricia_Benner_From_Novice_to_Expert.html

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Thanks! Very refreshing to see something from a field where I know nothing at all and I immediately pick up a new way of looking at things, the differnce between 'Knowing How' (applied, experience) and 'Knowing That' (taught).

 

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I don't know much about what's going on here! But I won't let that stop me commenting! Is Hagel, Hegel? Isn't he a bit late for the Enlightenment, and Machiavelli a bit early? And being a Linguist, Behaviourism's going to always be a bit iffy (see <URL:http://www.chomsky.info/articles/1967----.htm>).

I would have thought that the GNU movement and Richard Stallman have as much right to be up there as Open Source. But then I don't know anything about the educative context, as I mentioned!

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yes, I'm sure it's Hegel, I just spelt it like Bagel. I'll jig it around. All i'm interested in are educational theorists so I rather think Jesus and Mohammed can come out.