EDF 6237: Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment
Course Description for Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment
Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment
Description: The purpose of the course is to provide pre-service teachers with an overview of theories of learning and assessment, practices inside and outside the classroom. This course covers major theories of learning (Behaviorism, Social Cognitive Theory, Cognitive Constructivism, Social Constructivism, Socioculturalism, and Information Processing Theory), as well as motivation and development of learners. These theories will be contextualized to classroom and educational applications. This course also includes both formal and informal sssessment processes that are intended to help teachers develop a framework of assessment for their classroom and understand the broader framework of state mandated assessment. Assessment processes that promote fairness toward members of cultural minorities, students whose first language is not English, and learners with exceptionalities are included.