FocusAssociations between identifiable environmental stimuli and observable measurable behaviors
- Knowledge is … repertoire of behaviors
- Knowing is … behaving (triggered by stimuli)
- Learner is … a connection-maker (organism-in-context)
- Learning is … changes in behavior (linking stimuli to responses)
- Teaching is … training; engineering behavior (through deliberate conditioning)
SynopsisAssociative Learning refers to processes involving linking a stimulus and a response. Most prominently, it includes Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning. (Associative Learning should not be confused with Associationism, which refers to a much broader principle that is invoked across a wide array of discourses.)
Authors and/or Prominent InfluencesSee Behaviorisms.
Status as a Theory of LearningSee Behaviorisms.
Status as a Theory of TeachingSee Behaviorisms.
Status as a Scientific TheorySee Behaviorisms.
Please cite this article as:
Davis, B., & Francis, K. (2020). “Associative Learning” in Discourses on Learning in Education. https://learningdiscourses.com.
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