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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Learning Theories

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How do people learn?  Why do some students perform better in groups than others?  Why do some students seem self-motivated?  How do I address all of their needs in the classroom?

Academic Technology Services has created a collection of informational documents on a variety of learning theories to help answer these and other teaching and learning questions.  From Behaviorism to Flow Theory, we will provide you with an overview of each theory and connect it to teaching practice.  


Multiple intelligences  






Social Cognitivism

Experiential Learning Theory

Multimedia learning theory