Educational theorists, from philosophers like Socrates and Rousseau to researchers like Howard Gardner today, have addressed theories of learning. Many of their ideas continue to influence homeschoolers as well as traditional educators. A little familiarity with some of the ideas most popular among homeschoolers will help you make sense of the wealth of available materials when you begin to make choices for your family.
Overview of different learning theories
Jean Piaget and Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget proposed that children go through several distinct stages of cognitive growth.
- First comes the sensorimotor stage (birth t...