IDT 525-Instructional Approaches in Learning and Cognition

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.
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