Definitions of Learning and Theory Essay

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Definitions of Learning and Theory

In this exercise, you will define and discuss the concepts of Learning and Theory. Please save this document and type directly on this template. Every response should be substantive and requires a minimum of 3 to 5 complete sentences per response.

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1. How does the text book define a theory?

Theory is the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another, The general or abstract principles of a body fact, a science, or an art, A plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena, A hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation and Abstract thought.
A good theory should provide an explanation of phenomena as well as guidelines for action (Knowles, Swanson, 2011, pp.8 -10).

2. How does the text book define learning?

Learning is the process, by which an activity originates or is changed through reacting to an encountered situation, which is provided by the characteristics of the change in the activity that cannot be explained on the basis of native response tendencies, maturation, or temporary states of the organism (fatigue, drugs, etc.) (Knowles, Swanson, 2011,).

3. What is the connection between theory and practice?

A theory is a coherent a statement of ideas that explains observed facts or phenomena, or which sets out the laws and principles of something known or observed.
Practice is an exercise and application of any task or theory or in other words translation of an idea into action. Practice is