EDN203 - EDN 203 Syllabus An Overview of Course Content and Student Responsibilities EDN 203 Psychological Foundations of Teaching University of North

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EDN 203 Syllabus: An Overview of Course Content and Student Responsibilities EDN 203 – Psychological Foundations of Teaching University of North Carolina – Wilmington Watson School of Education Department of Instructional Technologies, Foundations, and Secondary Education Semester: Spring 2011 Instructor: Dr. Angela Housand [email protected] EB 373 (910) 962-2649 Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 to 5:00 Wednesday 3:00 to 5:00 Online by appointment Course Description: Psychological Foundations is a one-semester undergraduate introduction to theories of learning, motivation, and assessment, provide a foundation for understanding the classroom as an instructional system. The purpose of this course it to equip teachers with a set of theoretical lenses closely connected to practical tools for understanding and supporting student learning motivation and assessment. The course is divided into 4 Units of Study: 1. Introduction to the Field of Educational Psychology 2. Cluster 1: Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology Cluster 2 (Module 3 ONLY): Development: Some General Principles 3. 4. Creating Learning Environments to Meet Various Needs 5. Cluster 12 : Creating Learning Environments
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Cluster 4: Learner Differences and Learner Needs Cluster 13: Teaching Every Student Cluster 5: Culture and Diversity 6. 7. Motivating Learning 8. Cluster 11: Motivation in Learning and Teaching Cluster9: The Learning Sciences, Constructivism, and Constructivist Teaching Cluster 10: Social Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation 9. 10. Assessment 11. Cluster 14: Classroom Assessment, Grading, and Standardized Testing This course requires ONE visit to the UNCW Main Campus to participate in a simulation activity, but is primarily a web based delivery format. This online course incorporates simulations, discussions, assignments, and examinations into a structure of regularly scheduled learning sessions. See Course Due Dates for a schedule of the learning sessions. In an online class, internet time is our class time, preparation time, and presentation time…for a 3 hour course that is a lot of hours. For example, typically a 3 hour course is 45 contact hours and it is expected for every contact hour students will put in about 3 hours. So, 45 hrs. + 135 hrs. = 180 hrs. and that would be considered a minimum. There is no "set amount" of time to be spent on each learning session, but each is designed to cover a considerable amount of material, and therefore requires time to complete. Online learning is NOT easy . In online instruction, the emphasis is definitely on what you learn. You will get as much out of this course as you put into it. The instructor facilitates your learning by setting the stage for you to read, research, apply, synthesize, discuss, and reflect.
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