EDUC 1300
Learning Frameworks

Western Texas College

 

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:  A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. (Cross-listed as PSYC 1300)
    2. Prerequisites – None
    3. Credit Hours: 3
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. SLO 1: Construct a personal learning system informed by the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation.
    2. SLO 2: Identify factors that impact learning and apply techniques and strategies to achieve personal, financial, academic, and career success.
    3. SLO 3: Use technological tools and library resources to acquire information, solve problems and communicate effectively.
    4. SLO 4: Develop an educational and career plan based on individual assessments and exploration of options as evidenced by the appropriate degree plan on file.
  3. Grade Categories / Major Course Requirements
    1. General evaluation options available for use by all instructors include:  examinations (multiple choice, true/false, short answer, matching, and essay) classroom presentations, portfolio assessment, research activities, journaling, self-reflection, or any combination of these options.
    2. Course Test 100 points each
    3. Chapter questions 20 points each
    4. Papers/assignments 50 points each
    5. Current Education articles 10 points each
      A - 90 to 100
      B - 80 to 89
      C - 70 to 79
      D - 60 to 60
      F - 0 to 59
    6. Test  - There will be a 4 test for the course. Each test covers 4 chapters.
    7. Chapter Questions - Each chapter will have a course question. The question will for assignment students will answer a chapter question for all chapters.  There will be one question due each week during the course.  Each written summary is to be at least one to two paragraphs over what the question covers, and your thoughts on the topic covered.
    8. Papers/Assignments - The course will have papers and assignments that are due throughout the course. These papers will cover topics that we are discussing in this course during the semester.
    9. Current Educational Articles - For this assignment you will find a current education news article.  There will be one article due each week during the course. You may find this article online. I have posted an example on Moodle.  Each written summary of the article is to be at least one paragraph over what the article covers, and your thoughts on the article.
  4. Late work policy/Drop Policy
    1. All work is due on dates assigned if student wishes to receive full credit.  However I do realize that circumstances can lead to assignments being late or not turned in.  If you wish to make up work talk with instructor, and it is up to the instructor for approval to turn in late work. Instructor has right to drop students for failure of attendance or missed class work. Make sure to check Moodle date for last day to complete any late work for semester. If you miss an assignment please email instructor before submitting it into moodle for instructions on how to submit any late course work.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Your College Experience, by John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot. Thirteenth Edition.  
      ISBN # 978-1-319-06830-1
    2. Students will complete all work through the “Moodle” platform.  All quizzes and homework assignments will be submitted here for campus classes. Classes that are online will complete entire course content through “Moodle”.
  6. Other Policies: Refer to the Western Texas College Course Catalog
    1.  Campus Calendar
    2.  Final Exam schedule
    3.  How to drop a class
    4.  Withdrawal information
    5.  Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6.  Students with disabilities
  7. Course organization & Tentative Schedule*
Week 1

Chapter 1 Thriving in College and Life

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 2

Chapter 2 – Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence

Current events article/ Chapter question/ Organization of Semester Schedule/ College cost and career paths

Week 3

Chapter 3 – Time Management

Current events article/ Chapter question/ Goal setting

Week 4

Chapter 4 – How You Learn

Current events article/ Chapter question/ College cost and career paths

Week 5

Chapter 5 – Thinking in College

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 6

Chapter 6 – Reading to Learn

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 7

Chapter 7 – Getting The Most From Class

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 8

Chapter 8 - Studying

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 9

Chapter 9 – Test Taking

Spring break

Week 10

Chapter 10 – Information Literacy and Communication

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 11

Chapter 11 – Majors and Careers

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 12

Chapter 12 – Relationships

Current events article/ Chapter question/

Week 13

Chapter 13 - Diversity

 Chapter question/

Week 14

Chapter 14 - Wellness

Chapter question/

Week 15

Chapter 15 – Money

 

Week 16

Final Exam

 

*Schedule subject to change due to weather, class needs, or instructor choice

 

 

Last Modified/Reviewed: August 21, 2019