Unit

Topic

Assignment Due

Jan 12

Class Organization
Student Information
Overview of class goals
Planning this course

Introduction to Thinking about Thinking

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Jan 19

No Class Meeting - MLK Holiday
Online interaction

Personal Learning Biography

Jan 26

Philosophical Histories of Cognition and Mind

What is a Theory of Learning?

Driscoll Part 1: pp xii - 28

Feb 2

Behaviorism

Driscoll Part 2: pp 29 - 70

Feb 9

Information Processing

Ausubel's Meaningful Reception Learning

Driscoll Chapter 3 and part 1 of Chapter 4: pp 71 - 126

Feb 16

Schema Theory

Situated Cognition

Driscoll part 2 of Chapter 4 & Chapter 5: pp 127 - 180

Feb 23

Piaget

Driscoll Chapter 6: pp 181 - 217

Mar 1

Bruner & Vygotsky

Driscoll Chapter 7 part 2: pp 218 - 256

Mar 15

Review

Midterm

Mar 22

Learning and Biology

Driscoll Part 5: pp 257 - 298

Mar 29

Neurophisiological Perspectives on Mind

 

Apr 5

Learning and Motivation

Driscoll Part 6: pp 299 - 337

Apr 12

Gagné's Theory of Instruction

Driscoll Chapter 10: pp 339 - 372

Apr 19

Constructivism as a Theory of Instruction

Driscoll Chapter 11: pp 373 - 396

Apr 26

Constructing Personal Theories

Driscoll Part 8: pp 397 - 404

May 3

Final Exam

 

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Course Schedule

Jan 12
Jan 19
Jan 26
Feb 2
Feb 9
Feb 16
Feb 23
Mar 1
Mar 15
Mar 22
Mar 29
Apr 5
Apr 12
Apr 19
Apr 26
May 3