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.
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
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
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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