SS 240 - Education and Learning Theory
This course investigates theories of how people learn and learning styles – with a particular emphasis on experiential education and brain-based learning. Students self-examine their own learning style and use this as a reflective tool to determine their effectiveness as students and educators. Concepts are presented through readings, dialogue, classroom activities, and visits to a variety of educational settings.
SS240: Education and Learning Theory
Instructor: John Zaber Teaching Assistant: Brooke Blodgett firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Text: Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory
Texts on Reserve: Consult Course Schedule
Format: This is a survey course designed to examine a variety education and learning theories/theorists to provide you with baseline to develop your approach to learning and education. The class format includes field trips, lectures, reflective/reactive essays, presentations, extensive group dialogue, and a final presentation and paper.
Final grades for this course will be a combination of evaluation on the following elements:
Students bring a variety of learning styles to class. We do our best to support different learning modes by mixing lecture, discussion, hands-on work, and visual information. Please feel free to let us know what mode works best for you—we will do our best to accommodate your learning style. If you have a learning problem or documented disability, please check in with Leland Peterson, Learning Support Coordinator. Leland can help you determine what accommodations would be helpful for you in this course.