ED-282 : Learning Theory

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Education
Subject:
Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course focuses on cognitive theories that stress learners' constructions of beliefs, skills, strategies, and knowledge. Beginning with historical perspectives and progressing to cognitive theories and processes of learning, this course will require students to examine their beliefs about learning, align these with existing theories, and determine how to apply learning principles to improve teaching and learning. Current information regarding the neuroscience of learning, content-area learning, and motivation will be blended with the aforementioned theories to present a unified perspective of learning in educational settings. 3 credits + 30 hour field placement