Students will select a specific learning theory from the list below that is relevant to college students and can be easily researched and analyzed. This theory will be the basis of your project.
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Experiential Learning Theory
Operant Conditioning Theory
Step 1: Annotated Bibliography (30pts)
Research the topic. Identify three sources of information of the topic.
Your sources must include:
3 sources from the TJC Library
3 online resources
Your annotated bibliography should include the following for each source:
The source citation in APA format
A brief summary in your own words of the source (3-4 sentences)
Your own analysis of the source’s credibility (2-3 sentences)
This assignment is to be completed and submitted in Canvas via file upload in APA format (you will use a title page and body page. You will not need a reference page.)
Step 2: Research Topic Analysis (20 pts)
Use your research to complete an outline formatted paper that answers specific areas of information about your chosen topic. You must have a minimum of three items for each sub topic (those listed as a, b, c, d, etc.). This includes but is not limited to:
Biography of Theorist
General Information (This can include birthdate, when died, notable fields of study, married, children, etc.)
Early Life (This can include childhood upbringing, family dynamic, k-12 schooling, college years, etc.)
Career (This can include employers, occupations, notable coworkers, etc.)
Notable Work (This can include theories known for, influences, etc.)
Breakdown of Theory
General Information (This can include year developed, nicknames if any, any edits or altercations, etc.)
Overview (This can include idea of theory, specific details, key terms, etc.)
Research (This can include examples, limits, etc.)
Application of Theory
Use of Theory in Education
Use of Theory in Real World/Career
This assignment is to be completed and submitted in Canvas via file upload. This assignment does not have to follow APA guidelines.
Step 3: Learning Theories Research Paper (50pts)
Write an APA formatted research paper analyzing your researched learning theory and applying it to college life. Back up your ideas with research; don’t just simply tell me your opinion! Your research paper must be at least 3 pages of writing content and follow APA guidelines. You will need a title page, body page and reference page. You will also need a minimum of three sources with at least one source being from the TJC library sources. This assignment is to be completed and submitted in Canvas via file upload.