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Celebrating Learner Differences: Creating Inclusive Classrooms Using Research

EDST 335
Fall 2023
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: PSYC 304
Course Cluster and Certificates: Disability Studies

How do humans develop the capacity to learn? This course will focus on the dynamic influence of the cognitive, social emotional, and demographic factors involved in this process, using a research-based framework. Students will be encouraged to evaluate the learning process throughout K-12 educational settings and will explicitly learn to read and critique research in the learning sciences. Students will also evaluate the utility of research in different learning settings and the effectiveness of associated pedagogical tools and strategies.

The course will begin with a discussion on learning sciences research and explicit instruction for research evaluation. Topical considerations will include the development of human memory, executive function, attention, and other cognitive processes that underlie learning and information processing. Students will also explore background factors, including socioeconomic status, and social emotional factors, including motivation and emotion, as predictive and associated factors for learning and information processing.

This course fulfills the Category 1 requirement for the Education Studies Major and Minor. It satisfies the ELECTIVE only requirement for the PSYC major.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(HRAD-MN)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAY-19-2024
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