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Dynamical Systems

Educational psychology focuses on theories of learning that ultimately affect how students are taught. Behavioral learning theories influenced the teaching/ learning process for more than 50 years. In the 1960s, the information-processing approach brought the mind back into the learning process. The current emphasis on constructivism integrates the views of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and cognitive psychology. Additionally, recent scientific advances have allowed researchers to shift attention to biological processes in cognition. The problem is that these theories do not provide an integrated approach to understanding principles responsible for differences among students in cognitive development and learning ability. Dynamic systems theory offers a unifying theoretical framework to explain the wider context in which learning takes place and the processes involved in individual learning.

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