Deborah Elaine Mccutchen
Contemporary issues and trends in human learning, with a focus on reasoning within subject-matter areas such as mathematics, history, and science. Prerequisite: EDPSY 501 or equivalent. Offered: alternate years.
In this course students gain exposure to cutting edge pieces of research on school learning. They will also get hands-on experience in using the techniques scholars have developed to study learning in the subject areas.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar and guided research consultations.
A general background in cognitive approaches to learning (e.g. EDPSY 501 or equivalent) is recommended.
Class assignments and grading
Several short papers and 1 term paper.
Written work and contributions to class discussions.