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Curriculum, Developmental, And Learning Theories

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This course provides an overview of the historical and current theories of curriculum, development, and learning. Students examine the effects these theories have on the educational process, curriculum design, and the implementation of instructional programs. With a foundation in the major theorists and tenets of their theories, students analyze curriculum processes and procedures, investigate implications of the theories for educational programming, and interpret the interaction of these theories with public policy. Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    Synthesis and Application

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 8]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 8]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 8]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 8]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 8]

    Curriculum Theories and Historical Foundations

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 1]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 1]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 1]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 1]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 1]

    Curriculum Theories and Historical Foundations Continued

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 2]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 2]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 2]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 2]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 2]

    Behaviorist, Constructivist, and Cognitive Learning Theories

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 3]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 3]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 3]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 3]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 3]

    Social, Moral, and Humanist Learning Theories

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 4]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 4]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 4]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 4]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 4]

    Learning Theories and Content Area Applications

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 5]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 5]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 5]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 5]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 5]

    Contemporary Curriculum Issues

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 6]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 6]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 6]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 6]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 6]

    Evaluation of Learning Foundations in Instructional Programs

    • Competency A: Analyze behaviorist, cognitive, social, moral, humanist, and constructivist theories in relation to content area applications. [Wk 7]
    • Competency B: Compare and contrast cognitive information processing with behaviorist and humanist theories. [Wk 7]
    • Competency C: Explain how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. [Wk 7]
    • Competency D: Evaluate contemporary curriculum artifacts for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications. [Wk 7]
    • Competency E: Evaluate existing instructional programs based on major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. [Wk 7]
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