Get Ready For Your College Courses
To best prepare for your future studies, please review the below preparation resources. We encourage you to use the time before starting your first term, to get a taste of the topics of your upcoming courses. There’s no better time to start than now! Good luck with your studies!
Learn: Learning Theory
This course will examine the major theories and models for understanding how students learn. Attention will be given to the cognitive, affective and sensory/psychomotor domains and implications for learning through differing modalities. Contributions of neuroscience to understanding adolescent research are explored, and structural barriers to learning such as stereotype threat are discussed. Students will gain insights into the interplay of learner characteristics, prior experiences, the medium of instruction, and cultural influences and understand that learning is contextual, with no single theory universally applying to every student in every situation.
- Schunk, D. H. (2012). Learning theories: An educational perspective (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/file.PostFileLoader.html?id=53ad2847cf57d75c068b45c5&assetKey=AS%3A273549456019456%401442230680395
Learning Theory – Course Schedule and Topics:
This course will cover the following topics in eight learning sessions, with one Unit per week.
Week 1: Unit 1 – Learning and Teaching in the Classroom
Week 2: Unit 2 – Behaviorism and the Information Processing Model in Classroom Practices
Week 3: Unit 3 – Observational, Social Learning, & Constructionism in the Classroom
Week 4: Unit 4 – Domains of Learning
Week 5: Unit 5 – The Adolescent Brain and Neuroscience
Week 6: Unit 6 – Barriers to Learning
Week 7: Unit 7 – Understanding Learner Characteristics
Week 8: Unit 8 – Multiple Approaches to Curriculum Design