ESE 515: Learning Development and Theory

2008-01-07 -

Maximum increased.

Synonym:

52138 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Gentile

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/18 - 3/7 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Fridays 3/28 - 4/4 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Fridays 4/18 - 5/9 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Areas: EE – Required; Cert, EAO, CB, IND, & RMC – Elective
Required of and restricted to FL07 EE students.

This course attempts to delve deeply into the nature of the thinking process. What is thinking? How does it develop? What is intelligence? Are learning and intelligence related? We will consider current research on the process of thinking and learning styles, comparing some opposing points of view on how learning occurs and discussing the presumed stages of cognitive development. This course will give a comprehensive understanding of the potential conceptual abilities of children and adults and a framework for understanding and structuring curricula.