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Psychology of Human Learning | EDTH.X308

Psychology of Human Learning | EDTH.X308

The principles of cognitive, developmental and social psychology, as they apply to the exceptional learner, are examined in this course. Current research is reviewed as it relates to individual differences, the learning process, and theories and problems of learning, including the impact of motivation and intelligence on the special learner. The fundamentals of physical, motor, social and emotional development at critical stages are examined. This course covers the key human learning theories, including classical, social, Piagetian, and information-processing perspectives.

Skills Needed

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and essential understanding of Canvas.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Understand cognitive, social, and linguistic development
  • Learn theorists and theories of learning (past and present)
  • Understand and apply core concepts of learning differences, assessment, and memory

Topics Include

  • Teaching and Educational Psychology
  • Learning, Cognition, and Memory
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Creating a Productive Learning Environment
  • Summarizing Students' Achievement and Abilities


Your Options
Each week, I have a video developed as a lecture. Students are expected to read the text for reference, watch videos and develop their own materials directly related to their own circumstances.

For example, if you are in the Educational Therapy program, once a week you should complete your assignments related to your student population in a private practice setting. If you are a teacher completing a teaching certificate then your research should be based on a classroom population.

The goal is to develop a forum of what are the best ways to work together as professionals on behalf of our students' learning and life skills.
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