Dr. Allison Freed;
TR 10:00 am to 11:15 am - WH 316
This course provides students with an introduction to the role of the teacher with an emphasis on how students learn. The course focuses on the study of the nature and scope of educational theory as it relates to human learning. The course provides prospective education majors with the opportunity to explore the profession from different theoretical perspectives, such as cognitive and behavioral learning approaches, brain research, and learning styles. Students come to understand how people develop cognitively, socially, and emotionally and how individuals learn. Students also consider how diversity impacts cognitive, social, and emotional development. In addition, students are introduced to standards, educational research, and methodology guiding the field. This course allows students to combine an in-depth analysis of self, foster higher levels of critical reflection, learn theories and concepts in educational psychology, and participate in field experiences to enhance connections between theory and practice (Open to non-majors; required freshman course for all education major tracks).
Textbook information is not available for this course.