Educational Learning Theories & Their Implications in Modern Instructional Designs

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Talat Waseem


In an era of exponential growth of medical knowledge, it is becoming increasingly important to adopt modern learning techniques which stem from modern educational theories. There is a paradigm shift from classical behaviorism towards a constructivist approach in which student more actively participates and learns at the higher Bloom’s Taxonomy level. The purpose of this review is to understand the role of various educational theories which form the basis of modern curricula in a medical school environment and promote understanding in this regard. This review gives a brief historical perspective of various education theories and focuses on current educational theories which matter in our current constructivist educational environment.

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