Lifespan Development And Learning – psych538 (3 credits)
This course integrates learning theories and principles with advanced study of early childhood, elementary, middle, high school development, and adult learning in relation to educational practice. Perspectives on behaviorism and cognitive and social learning are explored in the context of their practical application by the professional in the classroom.
Information Processing Models
- Identify techniques related to memory and human information processing models that can be successfully applied in the classroom
- Analyze memory and human information processing models
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
Motivation and Affect
- Describe the theories of motivation on human development
- 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
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
Thinking Skills and Problem-Solving Methods
- Analyze a variety of 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
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