What are the three main focal learning theories acknowledged by Honey and Mumford?
This will be achieved by understanding how and why learning outcomes are established, and actions are taken to achieve the aims and assessment methods used to measure the efficiency of these approaches. It is acknowledged by Honey and Mumford three focal learning theories, cognitive, humanistic and behaviorist which are closely recognised in respect of teaching approaches. “All learning should be characterised in an environment that is encouraging of learning”.
With many situations, students learn best in an environment that supports emotional and physical needs, considering their preferred methods for processing information such as visual, audio or kinesthetic learning (multi-sensory learning). It is an educator’s responsibility to recognise that creating this kind of environment will contribute to the interpersonal relationships between themselves and the student which will support further approaches to learning. Critical analysis is deemed important in understanding reasonable connections between ideas and individual perspectives. Critical thinking will be used throughout this paper to evaluate and enhance personal skills, referring to a theory from David Kolb, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers and Jean Piaget.