Courses Catalogue

Human Learning And Instruction

COURSE CODE: EDF 3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

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

  • Definitions
  • Nature and contexts of learning

Learning theories (5 Hours)

  1. Behavioural / Associations Theory
  2. Classical Conditioning Theory
  3. Operant / Instrumental Conditioning
  4. Connectionist Theory
  5. Cognitive Theories; (5 Hours)
  6. Discovery Learning
  7. Gestalt Theory
  8. Social learning (5 Hours)
  9. Observational learning (Bandura)
  10. Humanistic Approach (5 Hours)
  11. Self Actualisation Theory (Maslow)

Motivation (5 Hours)

  1. Motivation of learning
  2. Theories of motivation
  3. Teacher’s role in motivation / Educational implications

Memory and Amnesia (5 Hours)

  1. Memory
  2. How to measure memory
  3. How to improve memory
  4. Amnesia
  5. Theories of amnesia
  6. Implications for teachers
  7. Transfer of learning

 Classroom Management and Interaction (5 Hours)

  1. Training and life skills
  2. Study habits
  3. Reading skills

MODE OF DELIVERY

  1. Lectures
  2. Reading assignments
  3. Practical assignments
  4. Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  1. Whiteboard and Markers
  2. Flip Charts
  3. LCD Projectors
  4. CDs, DVDs and Tapes