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How Do Learners Learn, 2019/20, Semester 1
Anita Collins
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Reading list: LLLC1415



Bentham, S. 2002. Psychology and Education. [Online]  Hove: Routledge [ Accessed 23 September 2019] Available from: .  

Pritchard, A. 2008. Ways of learning learning theories and learning styles in the classroom . [Online] London: David Fulton. [ Accessed 23 September 2019] Available from:   




Bates, B. 2019.  Learning theories simplified : ...and how to apply them to teaching : 130+ theories and models from great thinkers  2nd edition. London: Sage

Bronwyn E. Becker & Suniya S. Luthar 2002. Social-Emotional Factors Affecting Achievement Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Students: Closing the Achievement Gap, Educational Psychologist, 37(4) pp.197-214, Avaiable from:

Bélanger, P. 2011. Theories in Adult Learning and Education. [ Online] place of publication not identified : Verlag Barbara Budrich [ Accessed 23 September 2019]  Available from:

Dweck, C. 2014. Teachers’ Mindsets: “Every Student has Something to Teach Me”: Feeling overwhelmed? Where did your natural teaching talent go? Try pairing a growth mindset with reasonable goals, patience, and reflection instead. It’s time to get gritty and be a better teacher. Educational Horizons93(2), pp. 10–15. Available from:

Taylor & Francis. 2016, April 4. Do social factors affect children’s educational achievements more than cognitive ability?. ScienceDaily. [Accessed September 23, 2019] Available from:

Frey, B. 2018. The SAGE encyclopedia of educational research, measurement, and evaluation [Online] Vols. 1-4. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. [Accessed 23 September 2019] Available from: doi: 10.4135/9781506326139

Gould, J. 2012.  Learning theory and classroom practice in the lifelong learning sector,  ISBN: 9780857258175 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9780857258779 (hbk.) : £60.00; 085725877X (hbk.) : £60.00; 0857258176 (pbk.) : £17.99 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Gray, C. & MacBlain, S. 2015. Learning theories in childhood. 2nd ed. London: Sage. 

Kuuskorpi, M. and N. Cabellos González 2011. The Future of the Physical Learning Environment: School Facilities that Support the User.  CELE Exchange, Centre for Effective Learning Environments.  2011(11), OECD Publishing, Paris. Available from:

Leonard, D. 2002. Learning theories, A to Z. [Online] Westport, Conn: Oryx Press.[ Accessed 23 September 2019] Available from:

Leonidas Kyriakides, Bert P. M. Creemers, Dona Papastylianou & Marietta Papadatou-Pastou 2014. Improving the School Learning Environment to Reduce Bullying: An Experimental Study, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 58(4), pp. 453-478, Available from: 10.1080/00313831.2013.773556

Rogers, B. 2015. Classroom behaviour : a practical guide to effective teaching, behaviour management and colleague support. 4th ed. London: Sage.

 Sonja, M. 2010. The impact of socio-emotional factors on learning processes considering neurobiological processes. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 4. Available from:


Arnold, C. & Yeomans, J. 2005. Psychology for teaching assistants  Stoke on Trent:ISBN: 1858563097 (pbk); 9781858563091 Trentham.

Aubrey, K. & Riley, A. 2016. Understanding and using educational theories . London: Sage.

Bentham, S. 2004. A teaching assistant's guide to child development and psychology in the classroom ISBN: 041531108x (pbk.) : £13.99; 0415311071. London: Routledge Falmer.

Boronksi, T. & Hassan, N. 2015. Sociology of Education.  London: Sage.

Buckler, S. & Castle, P. 2014. Psychology for teachers.  London: Sage.

Child, D. ed. 2007. Psychology and the teacher . 8th ed. London: Cassell.

Cohen, D. 2018. How the child's mind develops. 3rd ed. Sussex: Routledge.  

Cotton, J. 1995. The theory of learning : an introduction ISBN: 0749414804London: Kogan Page.

Daly, M., Byers, E. & Taylor, W. 2006. Understanding early years theory in practice . Oxford: Heinemann.

Donaldson, M. 1979.  Children’s minds . London: Fontana.

Dweck, C. 2017. Mindset ISBN: 9781780332000 paperback; 1780332009 paperback:The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.  

Fisher, J. 2002. Starting from the child : teaching and learning from 3 to 8 . 2nd ed. Maidenhead: OUP.

Gardner, H. 2006.  Multiple intelligences : new horizons . New York: Basic Books.

Hryniewicz, L. 2007. Teaching assistants : a complete handbook . 2nd ed. Norwich: Adamson Publishing.

Illeris, K. 2009. Contemporary theories of learning : learning theorists ... in their own words . London: Routledge.

Jones, R. 1995. The child-school interface : environment and behaviour . London: Cassell.

Lightbown, P & Spada, N. 2013. How Languages are learned  [Online] 4th ed. Oxford: OUP [ Accessed 23 September 2019] Available from:

Rogers, B. & McPherson, E. 2014. Behaviour management with young children : crucial first steps with children 3-7 years . 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Schunk, D.H. 2012 Learning theories: an educational perspective  6th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Smith, P., Cowie, H. & Blades, M. 2015. Understanding children’s development . 6th ed. Chichester: Wiley.

Walton, A. & Goddard, G. eds.. 2012. Supporting every child. 2nd ed. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Wearmouth, J. 2012.  Special educational needs ISBN: 9780415592246 (pbk.); 0415592240 (pbk.); 9780415592239 (hbk.); 0415592232 (hbk.); 9780203155189 (ebook); 0203155181 (ebook), the basics ISBN: 9780415592246 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415592239 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780203155189 (ebook) London:Routledge.

This list was last updated on 23/09/2019