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Applying the Science of Learning

Psychological & Brain Sciences 261 - Spring 2020

This course is intended to cover the science of human learning with special focus on areas, theory, and research that have potential to improve how students learn. Thus, the course will provide selective coverage of theoretical and empirical work in the science of learning that can inform and improve student learning. The applicability of these themes to the students in this course will be explicitly developed through students' explicit translation of the experimental findings from the literature to their own learning challenges. The course will be organized around three major integrated goals. First, the relevant basic theory and findings in select topics in the science of learning will be covered. Second, the implications of this work for improving learning outcomes in authentic educational contexts will be considered. Third, together we will develop concrete techniques and examples of how the principles that emerge can be adopted to significantly enhance outcomes in your life-long learning challenges. PREREQ: Psych 100B
Course Attributes: EN SBU BAAS SSCFA SSCAR SSC

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Applying the Science of Learning
INSTRUCTOR: McDaniel
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