EDU-2360 Perspectives on Learning in a Diverse Society

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

Students will study the processes of learning and thinking from a variety of perspectives through historical, philosophical, psychological, anthropological, and sociological lenses. Activities include a study of one's own approach to learning, inquiry into the learning processes of others, and an examination of the relationship between individual learning and social context. Emphasis will be placed on how social and cultural values, beliefs, and norms affect learning across a diversity of individuals in a variety of settings, for example formal institutions and informal associations. Aspects of contemporary instruction for learning will be considered, such as perception and creativity, place-based learning, and inclusion.