Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers


Course Description

This course aims to introduce some aspects of the nature of learning, and of the relation between learning and teaching. Learning to teach can be challenging because it involves moving between the general and the particular, between theory and practice, and between our own experiences and the experiences of others. In this class, we will address these challenges through readings, discussion, activities, writing, and lectures about learning and teaching. To further enrich your understanding of learning to teach, we will also share, discuss, and analyze your experiences at your practicum sites. This means that you are expected to be active, reflective, and collaborative participants in the work of our class. This class is not limited to future teachers only, but open to anyone who wants to understand more about learning and development in the context of schooling.