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. Concepts of Learning and Teaching. The Role of Theory in Learning and Instruction
2Behaviorist Theories of Learning. Pavlov’s Classical Conditioning. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning. Educational Applications of Behaviorism.
3Cognitive Development Theories of Learning: Piaget’s Theory. Information Processing Theory
4Social Learning Theories and Their Application
5Constructivism. Learning Principles. Situated Learning. Applications of Constructivism and Situated -Learning
6Brain-based Teaching and Learning. Structure, Memory, Retention, and Transfer of Learning.
7Concept Learning, Critical Thinking and Problem-solving
8Mid-term Exam
9Emotions and Motivation in Learning: Classroom Implications
10Theories of Intelligence: Gartner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Emotional Intelligence
11Individual Variation: Learning Styles and Preferences. Learning Difficulties
12Contemporary Theories of Learning. Pragmatism: a Learning Theory for the Future. Multiple approaches to understanding.
13Contemporary Theories of Learning. Biographical Learning – within the new lifelong learning discourse
14Effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
15Developing Teaching Philosophies Based on Existing Theories: Students' Presentations
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
Midterms00
Quizzes00
Projects150
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
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 11818
Midterms 080
Final examination 11212
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6
ECTS 6

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