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Course description
This course is for graduate students who wish to develop professional skills and knowledge for college teaching. We will explore [1] psychological and theoretical aspects of learning, and [2] practical skills of course design, classroom teaching, and assessment. In doing so, we will learn about what works and what does not work in college teaching, and why. We will discuss topics such as these:
  • theories and psychology of learning (e.g., how students learn, motivation, learning styles)
  • syllabus and course design
  • lesson planning
  • learning outcomes
  • learning styles and strategies
  • classroom activities and interaction
  • presentation and delivery techniques
  • use of instructional media
  • assessment


Learning objectives
The learning objectives of this course are:
  • Understanding the basic concepts of learning psychology
  • Familiarity with effective teaching methods and strategies
  • Applying the methods and strategies to your own teaching context



Readings
Readings and handouts will be made available through the course wiki. You will need to download and read them before each class. Some readings are currently TBA (to be announced).


This course is for graduate students who wish to develop professional skills and knowledge for college teaching. We will explore [1] psychological and theoretical aspects of learning, and [2] practical skills of course design, classroom teaching, and assessment. In doing so, we will learn about what works and what does not work in college teaching, and why. We will discuss topics such as these:
  • theories and psychology of learning (e.g., how students learn, motivation, learning styles)
  • syllabus and course design
  • lesson planning
  • learning outcomes
  • learning styles and strategies
  • classroom activities and interaction
  • presentation and delivery techniques
  • use of instructional media
  • assessment


Learning objectives
The learning objectives of this course are:
  • Understanding the basic concepts of learning psychology
  • Familiarity with effective teaching methods and strategies
  • Applying the methods and strategies to your own teaching context