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Understanding Learning Theories

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Course Length

2 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

This Course explores what it means to understand and apply various learning theories in the classroom and in teaching. Discover what concepts to consider when determining activities, courses, and materials that are appropriate for an age group and for individual children. In this course, learners will: Identify the learning theory in action in three examples; Understand the important role research plays in understanding children’s learning; and Implement any changes needed to assure all children are provided with positive growth experiences.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning
MN KCF Content Area
  • I: Child Development and Learning

1 (Beginner)

State Approval
  • MN

This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum and covers CDA Subject Area 8, Understanding Principles of Child Development and Learning. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.