Department: Master of Education
Module Description: This module helps students to gain knowledge of the nature of learning and what implications this has for teaching and learning environments. The main themes will look at learning theories in conjunction with research in developmental and cognitive psychology. The relationship between learning theories and teaching methodologies will be assessed by examining the interplay of different learning paradigms and teaching strategies in different educational disciplines. Issues in the transfer of learning will also be examined by reviewing and discussing themes such as special educational needs, children as learners and effective teaching, learning, and assessment of subjects, such as science, mathematics and English. These subjects will be reviewed in the light of teaching and learning theories, current research as well students own reflective teaching and learning experiences in order to assess what implications this has on teaching practices and student achievement evaluation.
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Dodge, J. (2005). Differentiation in action: a complete resource with research-supported strategies to help you plan and organize differentiated instruction and achieve success with all learners, grades 4-12. New York: Scholastic.