Module Identifier ED30220  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Paul Ghuman  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite Students are recommended to take Module ED10210 in the first year  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Tutorial   10 Hours  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   50%  
  Course work   one assignment of 2,500 words   50%  
  Resit assessment   Re-submission of an essay or sitting an examination or both depending on the nature of failure.    

Brief description
The course aims, and is specifically planned, to extend students' knowledge and critical understanding of the major theories of thinking and learning. These include: the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner and Skinner. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their learning styles and to relate these to the key concepts in the field. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to carry out experimental work in small groups in order to further their understanding of both the concepts underpinning the major theories and their application.

Learning outcomes


Reading Lists
FONTANA, D. (1998) Psychology for Teachers.. Leicester: British Psychological Society
GAGNE, M R. (1977) Conditions of Learning.. London: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
GHUMAN, P A S. (1999) Asian Adolescents in the West. Leicester: British Psychological Society
GHUMAN, P A S. (1984) Welsh Boys' Thinking. Faculty of Education, UWA
MEADOWS, D. (1993) The Child as Thinker. London: Routledge