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Thinking Skills and Problem-Solving Methods
- Identify strategies associated with thinking skills and problem-solving methods that are useful in facilitating learning in the classroom
- Analyze a variety of thinking skills and problem-solving methods
Motivation and Affect
- Identify the key concepts of motivation and affect
- Apply the ways by which motivation and affect impact the learning process both in and out of the classroom
- Describe the theories of motivation on human development
Information Processing Models
- Analyze memory and human information processing models
- Identify techniques related to memory and human information processing models that can be successfully applied in the classroom
Historical Overview of Human Development and Learning Theories
- Examine the historical perspectives of early learning theories
- Examine prevailing theories of human development
- Evaluate the extent to which classical and operant conditioning are utilized in the classroom
- Analyze the effectiveness of classical and operant conditioning in changing student behavior, attitudes, and learning achievement
- Analyze the effects of aversive stimuli on learning and behavior
- Analyze social learning and its affect on humans throughout all developmental stages
Impact of Technology on Learning Theories
- Compare and contrast how technology influences social development
- Describe the effects of technology on instruction
- Analyze the impact of technology on the learning process
- Analyze developmental theory in the context of learning stages and processes
- Analyze the effect of cognitive events on the learning process
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