The proposed course is an in-depth survey of major psychological and socio-cultural theories of human learning as they have been developed over the last 125 years. It is designed to provide master degree and first year doctoral students with a broad understanding of the various learning theories currently held by professional educators and educational researchers, as well as an understanding of the historical roots of these theories. Participants will engage in readings, discussions, and individual and group projects in both face-to-face and online learning environments as a means of constructing their knowledge of this area. The course is centered on the explication of two major theories regarding human learning; the information processing theory of cognition and the situated learning theory of cognition.
- Teacher: Florence Sullivan