This course introduces students to developmental theories related to the learning process and how to apply these theories to increase student learning and development. It will provide students with an in-depth analysis of how people learn and a developmental foundation for improving environments for learning. It will explore the differences in approaches to learning and performance, and provide a framework for teachers to plan, create and deliver effective lessons for individual learners. In addition, it will differentiate between teaching and learning and cover ways to assess each student's learning.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Compare different approaches to learning and performance, including varied learning styles and performance modes and multiple intelligences.
- Design instruction that uses a student's strengths as the basis for continued learning.
- Identify technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.
- Create learning environments that contribute to the self-esteem of all persons and foster positive interpersonal relations.
- Explore factors and situations that are likely to promote or diminish intrinsic motivation in learners.
- Investigate the relationship of intrinsic motivation to student lifelong growth and learning.
- Apply different motivational strategies that are likely to encourage continuous development of individual learner abilities and help students become self-motivated.
- Describe communication theory, language development, and the role of language in learning.
- Evaluate information, research, and emerging practices relevant to the field of special education through consumer and professional organizations, peer-reviewed journals, and other publications.
- Research methods for assessing student learning that use basic psychometric principles and utilize assessment data to improve student learning.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.