Coursebooks 2017-2018

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How people learn I

HUM-432(a)

Lecturer(s) :

Tormey Roland John

Language:

English

Summary

The students will understand the factors which affect the learning of professionals (such as engineers or teachers). They will understand differences between learning during (a) initial training, (b) induction into the workplace, and (c) the on-going development of experienced professionals.

Content

Social and Cognitive Factors in Professional Learning

General Aim: To enable participants to understand the ways in which professionals learn their profession, in the initial training stage, the induction into practice stage and the continuing professional development stage.

General Description of Material:The ability for individuals and organisations to learn is often regarded as central to their survival and success in the contemporary world. But how do professionals (like teachers, or engineers) learn their profession? What are the differences between how we learn (a) in initial training, (b) during the transition into work and (c) when an experienced professional?

Learning is partially a psychological concept, but professionals operate in social contexts and so an understanding of professional learning also draws on sociological research. Therefore understanding professional learning will involve a multi-disciplinary approach.

Plan of the course:Through exploring a number of types of studies on different aspects of learning, participants will build an understanding of some different research approaches which are used in studying learning. Students will also participate in studies and experiments to give them concrete experiences both of research approaches and of adult learning in practice.

Keywords

Learning, Education, Social and Behavioural Science Research, Interdisciplinary Studies

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

First semester: lectures; labs;discussion of readings

Expected student activities

Attendance in lectures and participation in in-lecture discussions; Participation in research labs; Reading of assigned materials and discussion of readings; Communicating in oral or electronic form

Assessment methods

20% In-term tests

80% Exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum Yes
Others Forum for discussion in Moodle

Resources

Bibliography

- Bransford et al. (2000) How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press.

- Illeris, K. (2009) Contempory Theories of Learning; learning theorists ... in the own words. London: Routledge.

- Jarvis, P. et al. (2003) The Theory and Practice of Learning, 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

How People Learn II (HUM-432[b])

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17  AAC137  
17-18    
18-19  AAC137  
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German