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EDU522 Theory and Research in Learning

Explores theories of learning to better understand different conceptions of how people learn, the contexts of learning, the mechanisms by which people learn, how learning is externally manifested, and political, ideological, and cultural dimensions of research on learning. Looks at a plethora of theories designed to inform or describe learning (e.g., individual cognitive, socially constructed, reproductive, domain-specific, etc.) through course readings. Provides opportunities for in-depth exploration and critical analysis of learning theories, including historical, cultural, social, and political influences on their development and implementation. Through careful reading, dialogue, writing, and presentation, course participants develop knowledge and skills in critical analysis of learning theories, bridging theory and practice, and linking what they learn to their own practice as educators.

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Doctoral students only
Instructors: N. Ares, J. Choppin
EDU 522 Theory and Research in Learning course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.