major: educational psychology
Compare and contrast two or three different perspectives* on learning and their implications for the ways in which learners and learning communities are understood. Please draw upon at least one example of a ‘learning community’** during your discussion.
*A ‘perspective’ can mean a very specific theory about learning (e.g. a constructivist theory of learning, or Lave & Wenger’s theory of learning communities) or it can be a very broad perspective (e.g. indigenous psychological perspectives of learning; Social constructionist perspectives on learning; Psychoanalytic perspectives on learning). ‘Perspectives’ is therefore meant very flexibly here. It is up to you to decide how specific or how broad to define ‘perspective’ for the purposes of your essay.