ELS-51606 Learning and Instruction Theory


Studiepunten 6.00

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

Language of instruction:


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).


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;\\
1. learning and instruction theories;
2. pedagogy and classroom management;
3. characteristics of learning and individual differences;
4. self-regulated learning and learning to learn;
5. behavioral and learning problems (not compulsory for the exam);
- apply learning and instruction theory in their own lessons and reflect on these experiences.


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


Assignments and written exam with open questions.


Compulsory and suggested literature.

Verplicht voor: WUEDUBSc Minor Education2AF, 5AF