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M.Ed. Curriculum and Learning Design( CLD): EDUCLD8-Brain Cognition and Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course aims to develop in-depth, specialized and advanced knowledge, along with comprehensive understanding of the major concepts in cognitive neuroscience and the relationship to learning. It aims to develop understanding and the ability to critique and analyze perspectives on links between brain, cognition, and learning. In addition, this course develops students’ own notions of educational questions that could be addressed with brain-related approaches. Students will critically evaluate and reflect on the brain, cognitive function, psychology, learning, concepts in educational neuroscience, typical and atypical brain development, all within the context of diversity, and the implications to educational practices in the UAE and international contexts. Students will have an opportunity to synthesize and discuss in-depth advances and research in the field of educational neuroscience, and its impact and professional practice for the improvement of teaching and learning.

Library Materials

Week 1

Required readings

  • Tokuhama-Espinosa, T. (2015). The new science of teaching and learning: Using the best of mind, brain, and education science in the classroom. Teachers College Press.Chapter 1. The case for Neuroscience in the art of teaching

Recommended readings

Week 2

Required readings

Recommended readings

Illeris, K. (2018). Contemporary theories of learning. Routledge. Chapter 1: A comprehensive understanding of human learning

Week 3

Required readings

Recommended readings

Diamond, A., & Whitington, V. (2015). Studying early brain development: Educators' reports about their learning and its applications to early childhood policies and practices. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(3), 11. https://doi.org/10.1177/183693911504000303

Week 4

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Week 5

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Week 6

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Gross, J. J. (2015). Emotion regulation: Current status and future prospects. Psychological Inquiry, 26(1), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2014.940781

Week 7

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Week 8

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Week 9

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Murphy, R., & Honey, R. (2016). The Wiley handbook on the cognitive neuroscience of learning. Wiley Blackwell. Chapter 1: Introduction to Research on Learning

Week 10

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Wender, P., & Tomb, D. (2016). ADHD: A guide to understanding symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and changes over time in children, adolescents and adult. Oxford. Chapter 3: The causes of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Week 11

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Week 12

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Week 13

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Kadosh, R., & Dowker, A. (2015). The Oxford handbook of numerical cognition. Oxford. Dyscalculia: From brain to education.

Week 14

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Week 15

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Books