EDU 610 Learning Theory

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EDU 610 Learning Theory

4 Semester Units

Learning Theory examines theories of learning and the functions of the human brain which have evolved over the past century.  Information processing, memory, conditioning, motivation, developmental characteristics, transfer, problem-solving, social aspects of learning, and classroom applications are covered comprehensively.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the roles of observation and experimentation in psychological research.
  • Compare and contrast the major differences between behaviorism and cognitivism.
  • Analyze the overall structure of the brain, including the roles of synapses, neurons, and glial cells in mental development.
  • Analyze how individuals are both teachers to, and learners from, one another.
  • Examine the key effects of motivation as factors that affect the engagement of students in the learning process.


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