NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Adolescent Development

EDUC 600




Instructor: Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Friday, August 05, 2016

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $375 + textbook

Course Description:

Principles of effective human learning. Discussion of learning theories, the teacher as a director of learning experiences, and factors influencing students representing a variety of cultures and abilities in the educational setting.


The students will…

  1. Identify the major principles of behavorial, cognitive, and social theories of learning.
  2. Apply the principles of these major learning theories to classroom teaching.
  3. Apply the principles of these major learning theories to special needs populations.
  4. Identify and apply theories of human development.
  5. Explore the role of educational psychology and classroom research in teaching.
  6. Apply learning theories to planning, motivation, management, and evaluation.
  7. Identify the relationships among the major theoretical bases for classroom practice.
  8. Compare current classroom practice with reports of research findings.
  9. Consider the connections among theory, research, classroom planning, interaction, and evaluation.
  10. Generate and test hypothesis about classroom learning.

Required Text:

Product Details

Byrnes, James P. (2008). Cognitive Development and Learning: In Instructional Contexts.  Pearson Education, ISBN-13: 978-0-205-50771-9

Book can be ordered from the NDSU Bookstore or from http://www.amazon.com

About The Instructor

Larry Napoleon
Larry Napoleon

Dr. Larry Napoleon earned his Ph.D. in Education from Pennsylvania State University, specializing in Curriculum & Instruction. His M.A. in Education was awarded from Xavier University. Dr. Larry Napoleon is currently an Assistant Professor at the North Dakota State University School of Education where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level education courses, develops professional development coursework for K-12 teachers, supervises student teachers, and engages in scholarly research, writing, and conference presentations. Larry was a special education teacher for 5 years. He was previously a graduate assistant and instructor for the Pennsylvania State University Department of Curriculum & Instruction. 

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