Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
Place well known theories of learning in a timeline of development
Use a significan number of traditional and contemporary theories of learning
Identify essential features, stong and weak points of the major theories of learning
Identify the relationship between learning theories and educational practices
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will examine the principles and key features of a number of learning and teaching theories, their differences and similarities and their relationship with educational praxis. Teaching strategies for the development of creative and critical thinking and their implementation in the context of Environmental Education will also be discussed. Other topics that will be explored in the course include transfer of knowledge, concept-based approach to teaching and the development of communities of practice.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ILLERIS KNUD, ΚΟΚΚΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΗΣ (2009) ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΘΕΩΡΙΕΣ ΜΑΘΗΣΗΣ. 16 ΘΕΩΡΙΕΣ ΜΑΘΗΣΗΣ... ΜΕ ΤΑ ΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΩΝ ΤΟΥΣ. ΑΘΗΝΑ: ΜΕΤΑΙΧΜΙΟ
Σύγχρονες Διδακτικές Προσεγγίσεις για την Ανάπτυξη Κριτικής - Δημιουργικής Σκέψης (2007). Επιμέλεια: Β. Κουλαϊδής. Ανάκτηση από: http://www.oepek.gr/download/Sygxrones_Didaktikes_B.pdf
Shari Tishman, Eileen Jay, and D. N. Perkins (1992). Teaching Thinking Dispositions: From Transmission to Enculturation. Harvard University
David N. Perkins & Gavriel Salomon (1992) TRANSFER OF LEARNING.
Kelly McGonigal (2005). Teaching for Transformation: From Learning Theory to Teaching Strategies.
NEWSLETTER ON TEACHING, Vol. 14, No. 2. STANFORD UNIVERSITY
D. N. Perkins and Gavriel Salomon. The Science and Art of Transfer.