# Learning/Teaching Styles and Strategies versus the Theora of Education

## Theora

**Theorem 1**- Curiosity is a natural human state.
**Theorem 2**- All items of learning have value to the learner.
**Theorem 3**- Capacity to learn within a given time period is finite.
**Theorem 4**- Capacity to learn is related to previous internalised learning.
**Theorem 5**- Retention of information is based on its frequency of use, motivation and time.
**Theorem 6**- Metacognitive skills aid both learning and motivation.
**Theorem 7**- Learning style preferences are not static and may vary over time and according to mood.
**Theorem 8**- Frequent and clear feedback from whatever source encourages learning.
**Theorem 9**- The level of motivation to learn is the sum of positive and negative pressures.

## Analysis

Theorist(s) | Theory | Year | Theorem 1 | Theorem 2 | Theorem 3 | Theorem 4 | Theorem 5 | Theorem 6 | Theorem 7 | Theorem 8 | Theorem 9 |
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Aristotle | On Education | ~340BCE | |||||||||

David Ausbel | Meaningful learning | 1963 | |||||||||

Allan Bloom | Bloom's taxonomy | 1956 | |||||||||

Edward de Bono | Six Thinking Hats | 1985 | |||||||||

Bonwell and Eison | Active learning | 1991 | |||||||||

Paul de Bra | Adaptive educational hypermedia | 2003 | |||||||||

Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers | Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) | 1964 | |||||||||

Jerome Bruner | Discovery learning | 1961 | |||||||||

Peter Brusilovsky | Adaptive educational hypermedia | 1994 | |||||||||

John Amos Comenius | Didactica Magna | 1657 | |||||||||

John Dewey | Social behaviorism | 1938 | |||||||||

George Dennison | The Lives of Children | 1969 | |||||||||

Rita Dunn and Kenneth Dunn | Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles | 1978 | |||||||||

Noel Entwistle | Surface, strategic and deep learning | 1983 | |||||||||

Richard Felder and Linda Silverman | The Felder-Silverman Learning and Teaching Styles Model | 1988 | |||||||||

Neil Fleming | VARK | 1987 | |||||||||

Paulo Freire | Critical pedagogy | 1968 | |||||||||

Friedrich Fröbel | The Education of Man | 1826 | |||||||||

Howard Gardner | Multiple intelligences | 1983 | |||||||||

John Taylor Gatto | Dumbing us Down | 1991 | |||||||||

Ernst von Glasersfeld | Radical constructivism | 1984 | |||||||||

Paul Goodman | Compulsory Mis-Education | 1964 | |||||||||

Anthony Gregorc | Mind Styles Model and Gregorc Style Delineator | 1982 | |||||||||

John Hattie | Visible learning | 2008 | |||||||||

James Herndon | The Way It Spozed To Be | 1968 | |||||||||

William "Ned" Herrmann | Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) | 2012 | |||||||||

John Holt | Unschooling | 1970's | |||||||||

Peter Honey and Alan Mumford | Activist, Reflector, Theorist and Pragmatist | 1982 | |||||||||

Ivan Illich | Deschooling society | 1971 | |||||||||

Salman Khan | Flipping the Classroom | 2011 | |||||||||

David Kolb | Experiential learning | 1975 | |||||||||

Herbert Kohl | The Open Classroom | 1967 | |||||||||

Jonathan Kozol | Savage Inequalities | 1991 | |||||||||

Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger | Situated Learning | 1991 | |||||||||

Ference Marton and Roger Säljö | Deep and Surface Learning | 1976 | |||||||||

Robert J. Marzano | Marzano teaching strategies | 1998 | |||||||||

Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori | Montessori education | 1910 | |||||||||

Gordon Pask | Conversation Theory - Serialist/Holist Learning | 1975 | |||||||||

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi | Codified Teaching | 1801 | |||||||||

Jean Piaget | A part of Cognitive Theory | 1964 | |||||||||

Neil Postman | Inquiry Education | 1969 | |||||||||

Plato | Epistemology | ~360BC | |||||||||

Cedar Riener and Daniel Willingham | Learning Styles Don't Exist | 2010 | |||||||||

Sir Kenneth Robinson | Enhancing creativity | 2013 | |||||||||

Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Development of reasoning | 1762 | |||||||||

George Siemens | Learning analytics | 2011 | |||||||||

Charles E. Silberman | Crisis in the Classroom | 1971 | |||||||||

Burrhus Frederic (B.F.) Skinner | Operant conditioning | 1938 | |||||||||

Socrates | Elenchus or Socratic method | ~400BC | |||||||||

Rudolf Steiner | Waldorf Education | 1907 | |||||||||

Robert Jeffery Sternberg | Triarchic theory of intelligence | 1985 | |||||||||

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky | Zone of proximal development | 1978(1934) | |||||||||