Prior to beginning this assignment, be sure to review the required materials for this week, the articles Revisiting humanism as guiding principle for education: an excursion into Waldorf Pedagogy, The concept of learning in Waldorf Education, and What is experiential learning?, as well as the required articles and text that addressed Constructivism, Social Constructisvism, and Behaviorism in the past week. Also review any relevant Instructor Guidance. This guidance can be very helpful as it may include strategies that support your preferred learning.
For this written assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of theoretical perspectives by creating a compare and contrast essay on a topic you select from the list below. This assignment will allow you to examine two or more different approaches to a given problem or different examples of a specific phenomenon. In this essay, you will analyze and explain a minimum of two similarities and two differences in the topics. You will also analyze and explain the essential connection between the subjects by justifying and making their comparison relevant and important. For this essay, you should write for an audience of novice students of learning psychology. To create a lucid and well-developed essay in your own words, you should refrain from using quotations from your sources.
Choose one of the topics from the list below to compare and contrast:
- Humanism vs. Behaviorism
- Humanism vs. Social Constructivism
- Constructivism vs. Behaviorism