EDUC 380 - Understanding Learning
The focus of this course is on how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas. Based on understanding how learning occurs-how learners construct knowledge, acquire skills, and develop disciplined thinking processes, participants will consider how to use instructional strategies that promote student learning. Participants will explore how to design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences, identify readiness for learning, and consider how development in one area (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, physical) may affect performance in others. Students will recognize the importance of fostering social-emotional learning (SEL) for themselves and for students. (Course may incorporate OSPI module on SEL: http://www.k12.wa.us/StudentSupport/SEL/OnlineModule.aspx)
Pre-requisite(s) EDUC& 115 with min. 2.0 and ENGL&101 with min 2.0
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC
Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Evening, Online, Weekend
Designed to Serve Students in the first year of BAS in Teaching.
Active Date 20200401T13:21:28
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Articulating a theory of learning
Learning and development are incremental behavioral processes
Learning and development are cognitive processes
Learning and development are constructive processes
Learning and development are cultural processes
Learning and development can be measured
Learning and development involve transitions in how we understand our self and others
Learning theory and schooling
Students connect these theories and topics to your work (or projected work) in the field.
Students engage in a knowledgeable and productive dialogue with colleagues about human learning, development, and educational practice.
Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of the ways that cognitive, emotional, social, creative, linguistic, and physical development across the lifespan influence students’ learning.
Demonstrate knowledge of learner development to establish and evaluate classroom norms (policies and procedures) that foster an inclusive, safe, and supportive learning environment.
Identify strategies that promote social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies for students and teachers.
Identify and use strategies that promote growth mindsets and persistence for learners.
Identify and integrate knowledge and skills developed through field experiences with the content of the program’s coursework by reflecting on practicum experience.
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