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General theories about learning and development from infancy to full maturation. Only 4 theories are covered; Maturation theory, which suggests development as a natural biological fundamental process, therefore there is a natural sequence of events that will take place regardless of any other stimuli. Theorists who associated with this viewpoint are Gessell, Hunt and Resiner. Environmental theory, suggests that the environment in which we exist is fundamental and therefore our behaviour is a reaction to our surroundings. Names associated with this theory are Bandora, Watson and Skinner. Constructivism, this maybe considered to be a combination, in that we interact with our environment and construct our own frameworks, in which learning takes place. Names associated with this idea are Montessori, Vygotsky, Piaget and Dewey. Cognitive developmentalists suggests that there are stages to our intellectual development. Names associated are Bruner and Papert. Native tongue is referred to as L1 and other languages L2 Learning environments for students. Along with the seatting arrangements in a class setting, it is also important to display some of each students work. Noting the the teachers role will vary at different times depending upon the activity. Acting as an; instructor, facilitator, mentor, psychologist, counselor, policeman.