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CCOG for ED 131 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
ED 131
Course Title:
Applied Learning Theory
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Course Description

Prepares teachers and instructional assistants to work in a standards-based setting. Offers strategies to plan and implement instruction, assess student progress and instructional effectiveness, and re-teach as needed. Focuses on learning and motivational theories that apply to instructional situations. Includes creating and studying activities for specific learning problems. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will:

  • Appy current research in learning, instruction, and motivation to tutoring and teaching experiences.
  • Modify and develop teaching techniques to meet both individual student needs as well as K-12 curriculum standards.
  • Assessinstructional effectiveness through looking at student work.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students' progress will be evaluated and criteria for assigning a course grade by the following tools: assignments, presentation of instructional materials, completion of at least 20 hours of volunteer tutoring, completion of tutoring journal, preparation of a set of standards-based, motivating activities, completion of an analysis of student work to determine instructional effectiveness and next steps in teaching, and participation in group and class discussion and activities.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will:

  • Create and implement a tutoring program.
  • Instruct students individually and in small groups.
  • Record and maintain accurate developmental data on students’ performance.
  • List and use various teaching techniques and tools.
  • Analyze student work to determine instructional effectiveness and determine next steps.
  • Use creative and motivating activities with students

In addition the students will demonstrate
Communication: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.
Community and environmental responsibility: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.
Critical thinking and problem solving: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.
Culture Awareness: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own culture's complexities.
Professional competence: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.
Self-reflection: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.