Theories of Learning. Adapted from a presentation given by: Dr.Jane Waters [email protected] Learning and knowing?. Do humans learn all that they know? How do we come to know things? Is all learning the same? Do we learn in different ways? Facts – content: I know that…..
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The three central theories we will consider suggest learning is:
The neuron, or nerve cell, is the functional unit of the nervous system. The neuron has processors called dendrites that receive signals and an axon that transmits signals to another neuron.
Neurons transmit information to other neurons. Information passes from the axon of one neuron to the dendrites of another across a microscopic gap. Information crosses the gap via hook-ups called synapses.
Bruer J: ‘Neural connections: some you use, some you loose’ http://www.jsmf.org/about/j/neural_connections.htm