Course Title : Theories of Teaching and Learning
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
EDU 413-1 B 1 3 1 0 3.50 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description
Objectives
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction to the course. The role of theory in learning and instruction
2Brain based teaching and learning. Structure, memory, retention, and transfer of learning
3Behaviorist Theories of Learning. Pavlov’s classical conditioning. Skinner’s operant conditioning. Educational applications of Behaviorism. Issues and concerns
4Cognitive Development theories of learning: Piaget’s theory. Information processing theory
5Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory
6Social cognitive theories: Bandura’s social cognitive theory
7Constructivism: Learning principles. Situated learning. Applications of constructivism and situated learning
8Mid-term Exam
9Motivation and Learning: Kohlberg’s moral reasoning. Weiner’s attribution theory. Classroom implications
10Motivation and Learning: Kohlberg’s moral reasoning. Weiner’s attribution theory. Classroom implications
11Theories of Intelligence: Gartner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Steinberg’s triarchic theory of intelligence
12Individual Variation: learning styles, special needs
13Effective teaching practices and instructional strategies
14Teaching philosophy presentations
15Course wrap up and evaluation
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Demonstrate knowledge of the major learning and instructional theories
2Apply learning and instructional theories to a variety of educational situations
3Be able to describe the basic principles of human learning and development as they pertain to regular as well as special needs students
4Understand theories of motivation and intelligence and their applications to the classroom
5Generate a personal philosophy on education and learning
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes00
Projects110
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade40
Contribution of final examination to overall grade60
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 11010
Midterms 188
Final examination 11212
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6
ECTS 6

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