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EDUC 1300 Course Guide


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Subjects: Education

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Course Description

Course Description

This course is a study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. (Cross-listed as PSYC 1300) NOTE: This is a College Success course supported by scholarly models of the learning process. It is a Core Curriculum course in the Core Component Area Option. A student may not earn credit for both EDUC 1300 and PSYC 1300.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar for EDUC 1300
Assignment or Exam Tentative Due Date
Syllabus Acknowledgement Week 1
College Success Quiz in Workbook Week 1
Define Yourself as a Student Week 2
Did You Know reasons Week 2
Job Market Quiz Week 2 
Journal 1 Week 3
Journal 2 Week 3
Self-Assessment textbook pgs. 6-9 Week 3
Journal 3 Week 4
Journal 4 Week 4
Time of your Life Activity Week 4
Grade Point Average Activity Week 4
Case Study – “The Late Paper” Week 5
Journal 5 Week 5
Journal 6 Week 5
Journal 7 Week 5
Case Study – “Popson’s Dilemma” Week 6
Journal 9 Week 6
Journal 10 Week 6
Questions for Memorizing Study Skills Week 7
Goal Setting Week 7
Journal 13 Week 8
Mid – Term Test Week 8
Journal 16 Week 9
Study Group Questions Week 10
Journal 19 Week 10
 Case Study – “Strange Choices” Week 11
Scripts Questions Week 11
Self-Defeating Habit Patterns Week 11
Your Personal Rules in College & Life Week 11
Case Study – “A Fish Story” Week 12
Learning Preference Inventory Week 12
Case Study – “After Math” Week 13
Research Essay Paper Due Week 14
Questions on Stephan’s story Week 14
Attendance and Participation Week 14
Power Point Presentations - Begin Week 14-15
E-Portfolio Presentation Due Week 15
Final Exam Week 16