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2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RDG 502 - Learning and Cognition

(Cr: 3)
This course is intended as an overview of the major theoretical approaches to learning and cognition, especially as they are applied to the reading process. A considerable amount of time will be designated to discussing theories of intelligence, and the application of the theories to specific educational issues and problems will be the main focus of this course. Examination of the current research will provide students with a background in learning and cognitive concepts relevant to planning and reflecting upon educational practice and improvement within core curriculum areas. Bloom’s level of cognition and Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences will be examined as to how they relate to the reading process. Students will examine recent applications of this research and analyze public debates surrounding development, learning, thinking, and individual differences as they relate to classroom teaching, learning, and evaluation.