Fall 2023 - EDUC 320 E100
Instructional Psychology (3)
Class Number: 4905
Delivery Method: In Person
Examines theories of instruction and research about learning, motivation, individual differences, and social environments as foundations for designing instruction. Topics include: models of cognition; models of motivation and beliefs; metacognition, self-regulated learning, and learning skills; problem solving and transfer; cognitive processing models of instruction in mathematics, science, social studies, reading and composition.
This course will be delivered remotely. Students are expected to be online and available during scheduled class time.
This course deals with theories of instruction and research about learning, motivation and social environments as foundations for designing instruction. It examines the psychological bases of instructional approaches. It focuses on both cognitive and sociocultural perspectives to human learning and development. Students learn about models of cognition; motivation and beliefs; self-regulated learning and learning skills; problem solving and transfer; and models of instruction in reading, science, and mathematics.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
At the end of this course, you will be able to
- Explain theories of learning and their application in various instructional contexts
- Choose and apply learning theories to the design of instruction in a defined context
- Analyze learning contexts using appropriate cognitive or sociocultural theories
- Use instructional techniques in preparing and making presentations
- Outline Discussion 35%
- Class Presentation 10%
- Paper 40%
- Reflection 10%
- Attendance and Class Activities 5%
Bruning, R., Schraw, G., & Norby, M. (2010). Cognitive psychology and instruction (5th ed). Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Additional reading materials will be recommended as the course progresses and these materials will be accessible through canvas and/or SFU Library.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.