The purpose of this paper is to augment the learning theory schema presented in
Reece and Walker (2000: 118–121). Five broad models of learning are presented in
the attached chart detailing learning theories that influence current education and
learning practice. The matrix may be used as a framework providing an overview of
each theory’s concepts and processes of learning. Each model posits assumptions of
how knowledge is understood and created. All of the models are briefly discussed
under the same headings used in the matrix as a means of providing further
clarification on the differences and similarities between each of the models.