This course provides a review of theories of behavior, learning, and instruction, research on human ontological development, and consideration of applications of such theory and research to classroom practices, including issues related to their measurement and evaluation.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Participants are in master's degree programs in education or related fields, or they are postbaccalaureate or alternative teacher certification candidates who have been admitted to the graduate school.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the readings and assignments for the course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of behaviorism, social cognitive theory, and the cognitive process of instruction.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of knowledge and the basic components of memory.
- Apply theoretical concepts to practice in educational settings.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cognitive factors related to motivation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how cognitive factors are measured and evaluated in relation to student behavior.