EDT 611: Learning Theory

2009-07-10 -

Section Cancelled.

Synonym:

63788 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Maura Hart

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 9/18 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 9/19 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 10/9 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 10/10 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 11/6 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 11/7 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 12/4 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 12/5 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
Restricted to Fall 2009 entering Experienced Educator students; others by written permission of the Program Director provided to the Registrar?s Office via Antioch email.
Section A: Springfield VT Entering Cluster 2009
Section B: NH Seacoast Entering Cluster 2009

How do people think and learn? What is intelligence? What is the role of emotion in education? How do biology and the environment interact to create a unique human mind? This course will explore human development and learning theory as a way of understanding both ourselves and the students we work with. We will consider the thinking and influence of various theories, including those on cognitive and moral development, brain-based learning and multiple intelligences. Specifically, the objective of this course is to explore how we can best understand and support our students as they develop, as they gain skills, and as they search for understanding.