Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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How people learn II

HUM-432(b)

Enseignant(s) :

Tormey Roland John

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

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

See the full description of the course in the Introduction to project of the fall semester.

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:Students will design and conduct a piece of research in small teams with advice and supervision.  Inputs on aspects of research design, data collection and analysis will be provided.

Keywords

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

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

How People learn I: HUM-432(a)

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Supervised team work sessions, mini-lectures

Expected student activities

Participation in planning collaborative research and in executing the plan

Assessment methods

Written report

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Bell, Judith (2005) Doing your research project, A guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science, 4th edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press

de Vaus, D.A. (2002) Surveys in Social Research, 5th Edition. London: Routledge

Field, A. (2005) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, 2nd Edition. London: Sage.

Cohen, L., Mannion, L., and Morrison, K. (2011) Research Methods in Education, 7th Edition. London: Routledge.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

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légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand