Department: Doctor of Education
Module Description: The principles, concepts and theories of human learning psychology are presented in detail with emphasis on cognitive approaches, their interpretation of how learning occurs and what is required to orient teaching to respond to the nature of learning. The personality of the human being, the issues of personal learning characteristics, the situation of human motivation for learning are examined from a research perspective and from the viewpoint of classroom applications. Specific aspects of learning language, mathematics, science, leadership and special education are explored. The main concepts, principles, methods and controversies concerning the measurement of student leaning are also examined including how the statistical tools and procedures are applied in testing and assessment in different subject disciplines.
Alexander, P. & Winne, P. (2006). Handbook of educational psychology. 2nd edn. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.
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McMillan, J. H. (2008). Assessment essentials for standards-based education. 2nd edn. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Purchase eBook
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Management and Leadership
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Special Inclusive Education
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Abrams, S. S., Chen, X. and Downton, M. P. (2018). Managing educational technology: school partnerships & technology integration. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
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Cavanagh, T. B. (2011). The blended learning toolkit: Improving student performance and retention. Educause Review, vol. 34(4). Open resource
Graham, C. R., Woodfield, W. and Harrison, J. B. (2013). A framework for institutional adoption and implementation of blended learning in higher education. Internet and Higher Education, vol.18, pp. 4-14.
Kaplanis, D. (2013). 5 reasons why blended learning works. Retrieved from http://blog.talentlms.com/5-reasons-why-blended-learning-works/
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Karamizadeh et.al. (2012). The study of effectiveness of blended learning approach for medical training courses. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, vol.14(1), pp. 41-44. Request item
Pachler, N., Bachmair, B. and Cook, J. (2010). Mobile Learning. Springer.
Selwyn, N. (2011). Schools and schooling in the digital age : a critical analysis. Abingdon, Oxon England: Routledge.
Wu, J-H., Tennyson, R. D., & Hsia, T.-L. (2010) A study of student satisfaction in a blended e-learning system environment. Computers and Education, 55, 155-164. Request item