EDU201 : Learning Theories

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course is all about how people learn. It talks about various learning theories like behaviourism, constructivism, cognitivism, sociocultural theory, schema theory of learning and humanistic learning theory. It would explain how information is processed, what is situated cognition. Different people have different learning styles and there are multiple intelligence, these aspects must be kept in mind in order to have effective classroom learning. This course would touch upon these ideas. The importance of discovery learning, cooperative and collaborated problem based learning and project based learning are stressed upon and their application in actual classrooms have been discussed. Moreover, the importance of assessment in learning, questioning technique and teacher talk is discussed in detail in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the utility of learning theory in education and instruction
  • Relate historical development of domains of learning
  • Distinguish various paradigms of learning
  • Explain basic concepts of learning styles
  • Differentiate between various learning styles
  • Integrate concepts of learning styles in their own learning and teaching
  • Apply Multiple Intelligences to instructional problems
  • Apply Questioning Techniques to instructional problems
  • Contrast the three major schools of thought


Course Calendar

TopicLectureResourcePage
Introduction to Learning (Topic 1 to 6)1
Theory and Learning Theory (Topic 7 to 12)2
Behaviorism 1 (Topic 13 to 18)3
Behaviorism 2 (Topic 19 to 24)4
Cognitivism (Topic 25 to 28)5
Piaget''s Stages of Development (Topic 29 to 36)6
Constructivism 1 (Topic 37 to 43)7
Constructivism 2 (Topic 44 to 48)8
Socio Cultural Theory 1 (Topic 49 to 54)9
Quiz I
Schema Theory of Learning (Topic 55 to 60)10
Information Processing Theory 1 (Topic 61 to 66)11
Information Processing Theory 2 (Topic 67 to 72)12
Situated Cognition 1 (Topic 73 to 78)13
Assignment No. 1
Situated Cognition 2 (Topic 79 to 84)14
Maslow''s Need Hierarchy 1 (Topic 85 to 91)15
Maslow''s Need Hierarchy 2 (Topic 92 to 96)16
Learning Styles 1 (Topic 97 to 102)17
Quiz II
Learning Styles 2 (Topic 103 to 108)18
Fleming VAK VARK Model (Topic 109 to 114)19
Kolb Model (Topic 115 to 120)20
Kolb Learning Styles Ttopic 121 to 126)21
Discovery Learning (Topic 127 to 132)22
Mid- Term Exam
Discovery Learning….cont (Topic 133 to 138)23
Adolescent Brain (Topic 139 to 145)24
Authentic Learning (Topic 146 to 151)25
Authentic Tasks (Topic 152 to 156)26
Transformational Learning (Topic 157 to162)27
Transformational Learning….cont (Topic 163 to 168)28
Quiz no. III
Collaborative and Cooperative Learning (Topic 169 to 173)29
Collaborative Learning…..cont (Topic 174 to 180)30
Problem Based Learning (Topic 181 to 186)31
Assignment No. 2
Bloom''s Taxonomy 1 (Topic 187 to 192)32
Bloom''s Taxonomy 2 (Topic 193 to 198)33
Gagne''s Theory (topic 199 to 204)34
Nine Instructional Events (Topic 205 to 210)35
Differentiated Learning (Topic 211 to 216)36
Assessment in Learning (Topic 217 to 222)37
Assessment for Learning (Topic 223 to 228)38
Quiz No. IV
Assessment for Learning…..cont (Topic 229 to 234)39
Theory of Multiple Intelligence 1 (Topic 235 to 239)40
Theory of Multiple Intelligence 2 (Topic 240 to 246)41
Teacher talk (Topic 253 to 258)43
Comparing theories 1 (Topic 259 to 264)44
Comparing theories 2 (Topic 265 to 270)45
Final Term Exam
 
 
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