Focuses on behavioral, cognitive, constructivist learning theories, related concepts, and their implications for designing instruction. Develops students’ critical thinking about desirable cognitive outcomes when designing educational experiences.
Course objectives include:
- The ability to examine learners’ learning preferences and their capacities to organize and coordinate information.
- Comparing and contrasting emerging theories of adult learning (andragogy) with theories of how children learn (pedagogy).
- Recognizing the impact of learning theories on the design of learning environments including environments where technology supports learning.