Knowing and Learning
Course introduces the teacher candidate to the psychological foundations of educational theory and practice especially as it applies to the teaching of mathematics and science. Topics include learning theories and the contributions of leaders in the field of knowing and learning, learner characteristics and diversity, intelligence, motivation, and various models of teaching math and science for all learners. It offers a broad base of content focused on human learning as well as a more in-depth look at how students learn and retain concepts in mathematics and science. Every semester. Prerequisites: University, STEM and major department grade point averages of at least 2.75; STEM 1030 with a minimum grade of C or STEM Education Director approval. Admission to the STEM Education program.
In this class, students will learn about the psychologists who studied children, how they learn and how they behave. The timeline below will give you a glimpse of the many psychologists who contributed to modern education.
This class will prepare STEM students to take the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7–12.