Courses Catalogue

Human Learning And Instruction

COURSE CODE: EDF3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Biology) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

The cognition, learning, and instruction area focuses on complex processes of human thinking and their application to learning and instruction. Student teachers need to receive training that emphasizes cognitive and motivational theories as they apply to learning from early childhood through adulthood and the systematic design of instruction. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will develop teacher trainees’ knowledge of the major theories and fields of study in human learning and instruction and relate the study of human development and learning theory to specific instructional procedures

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

·         Identify major theories and fields of study in human learning;

·         Relate the study of human development and learning theory to specific instructional  procedures

·         Distinguish between types of theories (developmental; learning) and their applications in  varied and appropriate learning situations

 

·         Analyze how learning takes place, through the different theories of learning.

·         Analyze motivation, transfer of learning and life skills education plus memory and amnesia.