Psychology and Learning
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This program will explore topics in psychology as they relate to learning and thinking. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts of various learning and teaching theories, the nature of knowledge, memory, cognition and metacognition, novice/expert differences, assessment, social influences on learning, self theories and motivation, and the mind-brain connection. Work for class will entail weekly readings, regular journal entries and research essays, and seminar discussions. Students will engage in a 4 credit ILC, concurrent with 4 credits of Learning Psychology, which will serve as a independent learning project for metacognitive reflection key for fully understanding the Learning Psychology material.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
psychology, education, Masters in Teaching
Credits per quarter Variable Credit Options Available
The ILC portion of the program will be reduced to 2 or 3 credits if the project the student chooses is not substantial enough to merit 4 credits; some students may choose this option based on personal ambition, time constraints, or other credit load.
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Located in: Olympia