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How Do Learners Learn, 2021/22, 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]   



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, Available 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:

Bruner, J. 2004 A short history of psychological theories of learning  Daedalus 2004 (133/1) pp13-20 Available from:

Dochy, F.J.R.C. 2011 Theories of learning for the workplace: building blocks for training and professional development programmes [ Online] London: Routledge [ Accessed 9th Sept 2021] 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:

Gould, J. 2012.  Learning theory and classroom practice in the lifelong learning sector,  2nd ed. London: Sage.

Gray, C. & MacBlain, S. 2015. Learning theories in childhood2nd ed. London: Sage. 

Illeris, K. 2009. Contemporary theories of learning : learning theorists ... in their own words . [Online] London: Routledge.[Accessed 9th September 2021] Available from:

Illeris, K 2015 The Development of a Comprehensive and Coherent Theory of Learning [Accessed 9th September 2021] European journal of Education (50/1) pp29-40 Available from:

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]

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

Mowrer, R., & Klein, S. 2014. Handbook of contemporary learning theories. New York, New York ;: Psychology Press.  Available from:

Sonja, M. 2010. The impact of socio-emotional factors on learning processes considering neurobiological processes. Frontiers in Neuroscience4. Available from:

Woolfolk Hoy, A., Davis, H.A., & Anderman, E.M. 2013. Theories of Learning and Teaching in TIP Theory in to practice  2013 (52) pp 9-21



Arnold, C. & Yeomans, J. 2005. Psychology for teaching assistants  Stoke on Trent: Trentham.

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

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

Bentham, S. 2004. A teaching assistant's guide to child development and psychology in the classroom . 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.

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

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

Dweck, C. 2017. Mindset :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.

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

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

Walton, A. & Goddard, G. eds.. 2012. Supporting every child2nd ed. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Wearmouth, J. 2012.  Special educational needs , the basics .  London:Routledge.

This list was last updated on 20/09/2021