ELS-51606 Learning and Instruction Theory

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Tutorial12
Practical12
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. HJA Biemans
Lecturer(s)dr. HJA Biemans
ir. RHM Vaessen-Bouwman
drs. PA van den Berg
prof. dr. PJ den Brok
ir. KD Siersma
Examiner(s)dr. HJA Biemans

Language of instruction:

Dutch

Assumed knowledge on:

ELS-51006 Becoming a Teacher Basics and ELS-52006 Becoming a Teacher 1

Continuation courses:

ELS-51506 Becoming a Teacher 2 and ELS-52506 Course Development (as part of the Minor Education).

Contents:

This course offers students a theoretical background in the domain of learning and instruction at an introductory (BSc) level. The course specifically focuses on learning and instruction in school settings (secondary and vocational education). Students are expected through assignments to apply learning and instruction theory in their own lessons and to reflect on these experiences in their portfolio.

NB: this course is part of the Minor Education and is integrated with an internship at a school. Note that if you are interested, you can contact the coordinator Piety Runhaar (piety.runhaar@wur.nl) about six months before the actual start of the minor, so that the internship can be organized.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe and explain essential theoretical notions with respect to the following topics;
- characteristics of learning and learning patterns;
- learning and instruction theories;
- pedagogy and classroom management;
- self-regulated learning and cooperative learning;
- testing and assessment;
- behavioural and learning problems;
- apply learning and instruction theory in their own lessons and reflect on these experiences.

Activities:

- sessions with lectures and guided assignments;
- reflection on educational practice.

Examination:

Written exam with open questions.

Literature:

Reader.

MinorPeriod
Compulsory for: WUEDUBSc Minor Education2AF, 5AF