Review Merriam and Cafarella’s organization of learning theories, located in Appendix D in the course text. Select two of the five theories/orientations to learning: behaviorism, cognitivism, humanism, social learning, or constructivism. In a three- to four-page essay (double-spaced, not including title and reference pages), compare the two selected theories or orientations to learning. In your comparison:
- Evaluate the role of the instructor/facilitator.
- Analyze the process by which students learn and create meaning.
- Critique the benefits and challenges of each as they relate to adult development.
Utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources, in addition to the course text, to support your points. Remember to format your paper and cite all sources according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site..
Taylor, K., Marienau, C., & Fiddler, M. (2000). Developing adult learners. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (Chapter 1, 2, & 3 and Appendix D will be attached.)