Courses Catalogue

Human Learning And Instruction

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

Course Content and Outline

DETAILED COURSE CONTENT

Nature and scope of human learning and instruction (5 Hours)

  • Definitions
  • Nature and contexts of learning

Learning theories (5 Hours)

·         Behavioural / Associations Theory

·         Classical Conditioning Theory

·         Operant / Instrumental Conditioning

·         Connectionist Theory

·      Cognitive Theories; (5 Hours)

·         Discovery Learning

·         Gestalt Theory

·         Social learning (5 Hours)

·         Observational learning (Bandura)

·         Humanistic Approach (5 Hours)

·         Self Actualisation Theory (Maslow)

Motivation (5 Hours)

·         Motivation of learning

·         Theories of motivation

·         Teacher’s role in motivation / Educational implications

Memory and Amnesia (5 Hours)

·         Memory

·         How to measure memory

·         How to improve memory

·         Amnesia

·         Theories of amnesia

·         Implications for teachers

Transfer of learning

 

Classroom Management and Interaction (5 Hours)

  • Training and life skills
  • Study habits
  • Reading skills

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes