Standard 11: Learning Theory and Psychology

The program provides candidates with opportunities and experiences to display an understanding of learning theories and factors influencing learning and teaching such  as cognition, emotional state, motivation, organizational skills, gender, cultural differences, and linguistic differences. Candidates know how  to evaluate the congruence between instructional strategies and pupil learning assets and deficits.

1. Theories of Learning

Candidates demonstrate  knowledge about theories of learning through coursework in: Required Prerequisite:

Psychology 121 - Learning and Memory
Psychology 122 - Motivation OR
Psychology 128 - Cognitive  Psychology

Psychology 205 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  o Cognitive Development  Empirical: Concepts and Exam - Session 21
  o Informal Learning Overview and Empirical - Session 27, 28
*Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Pre-reading Skills: Print and Phonemic Awareness - Session 8
  o Reading Decoding - Session 9
  o Fluency - Session 10
  o Reading Comprehension - Session 14
  o Reading Disabilities - Session 16
  o Writing Intervention - Session 20
  o Math Intervention - Session 22
  o Reading interventions with ESL students - Session 26
Psychology 288 - Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  o Learning Objectives - 5,7
  o Behavior Changes Strategies - Sessions 12-23
  o Generalization and Maintenance - Session 24

2. Roles of Parents and Other Caregivers

Candidates understand the role of parents and other caregivers in the support of pupil learning through coursework in:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objective - 1,2,3
  o Home-school Collaboration/Homework Interventions - Session 9
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
*Psychology 279 - Consultation and Supervision
  o Class Discussion of the Interview/Home School/Collaboration/Working with Parents - Session 25
  o Home-School Collaboration Continued; Conjoint Behavior
Consultation - Session 26
Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Multicultural Issues in Instructional Consultation for ELL Students - Sessions 1
Psychology 285 - Assessment of Learning and Developmental Problems Psychology
  o Assessment in context: assessment in an ecological model - Session 2

3. Barriers to Learning

Candidates demonstrate  knowledge about barriers to learning through coursework in:

Psychology 205 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  o Schooling Empirical - Session 26
Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
Learning Objective - 1,2
Observation System, FBA Intervention/Prevention - Pg. 4
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Learning Objective - 1,5
  o Historical Context of Child Therapy - Session 2
  o Behavior Assessment System for Children - Session 3
  o Working with Families and Students of Diverse Backgrounds -
Session 4
  o Emotional Disturbance and Educational Diagnoses - Session 5
  o Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity  Disorder - Session 6
  o Childhood Depression - Session 7
  o Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Session 9
  o Pervasive Development  Disorder - Session 12
  o Eating Disorders - Session 14
  o Other Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - Session 15
*Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Goal 1
  o Direct Assessment of Academic Skills - Session 5

4. Culturally-Sensitive Learning  Environments

Candidates exhibit knowledge about developing positive, culturally - sensitive learning environments through coursework in:

* Psychology 270T-2 - Working with Diverse Students and Families
  o Entire Syllabus
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Learning Objective - 2
  o Working with Families and Students of Diverse Backgrounds -
Session 4
Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Goal 3
  o Multicultural Issues in Instructional Consultation for ELL Students - Sessions 1
  o Reading interventions with ESL students - Session 27
Psychology 285 - Assessment of Learning  and Developmental Problems
  o Assessment in context: assessment in an ecological model- Session 2
  o Nondiscriminatory assessment and assessment of students with limited English proficiency - Session 21, 22

5. Responsibility for Learning

Candidates exhibit an understanding of the strategies and techniques to help pupils accept responsibility  for their own learning through coursework in:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Group Contingencies/Classroom Management/Taken Economics - Session 8
  o School-Wide 3 Tier Intervention/Peer Mediation - Session 10
*Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Progress Monitoring Setting Goals - Session 6

6. Pupil Self-Esteem

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about how feelings and emotions influence the learning process and impacts pupil self-esteem through coursework in:

*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Behavior Assessment System for Children - Session 3
  o Emotional Disturbance and Educational Diagnoses - Session 5

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