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Cognition and Learning


This course focuses on helping students to advance their knowledge of cognitive psychology and what this field can offer to understand learning and educational practice. We will discuss how people learn, understand, and remember information, and why some people seem to be better at this than others. Topics discussed include the construction of knowledge, thinking about thinking, and the motivational and affective factors that shape thinking processes. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a deeper understanding of how learners' knowledge, motivation, and development contribute to making meaning of information and to the actions they take to learn.

LDT Recommended Electives, DAPS Core Courses