Psychology of Learning

taught by John Pijanowski for the University of Arkansas

Course links

Syllabus

John Pijanowski's page

Discussion board

Guidelines for a good discussion

Chalk and Wire

 

Major Assignments (due)

Learning Theory (3/5)

Program evaluation  (4/30)

 

Helpful Course Resources

Owl at Purdue APA guide 

How to avoid plagiarism


Course Schedule

I.Predominant theories of teaching and learning

1/15 Introductions, review of syllabus and readings for the semester.

Resources and discussion of how psychological theory can be applied by school leaders.

1/22 The Science of Learning

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 1

1/29 - Online Experts v. Novices

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 2
  • Discussion board activity 
  • We will pick up our work in class next week as the current power outages have made even online class impossible this week. Stay warm and safe.

2/5 Learning and Transfer

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 3
  • Read Hock pp. 65-92

2/12 - Online How Children Learn

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 4
  • Read Hock pp. 126-149
  • Discussion board activity

2/19 Mind and Brain

2/26 - Online Learning Theory exercise

  • Discussion board activity

II. Creating learning centered schools

3/5 Designing Learning Environments

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 6
  • Read Hock pp. 199-209, 227-234

3/12 - Online Examples of Effective Teaching

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 7
  • Read Hock pp. 93-99
  • Discussion board activity
  • Norms experiment

3/19 No Class - Spring Break

3/26 - Online Teacher Learning

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 8
  • Read Hock pp. 175-198
  • Discussion board activity

4/2 Technology to Support learning

  • Read How People Learn Chapter 9

III. Social effects on learning and behavior

4/9 Conformity

  • We will not be meeting today - see discussion board or email for details
  • Read Hock pp. 287-299
  • Watch Asch's Conformity Study video:

4/16 - Online Obedience

  • Read Hock pp. 300-317
  • Discussion board activity

4/23 - Online Research day

4/30 Final Presentations of Research