This graduate course explores the fascinating yet challenging field of learning in engineering education. Over the past ten decades, research on the mind has provided profound insights into cognitive and affective dimensions of learning, significantly impacting educational practices in higher education and workplaces. This course focuses on cognitive psychology, educational learning theory, and instructional design, introducing novice engineering and computer science graduate students to essential concepts and processes for research and instructional practice. Students from other disciplinary areas are also welcome! Through readings, special speakers, and reflection as part of a community of practice, students in this course will delve into selected topics from human learning, including the nature of expertise, knowledge organization, and implementation, transfer of learning, and cognitive skill assessment from a practical, rather than theoretical, perspective.
Course Pre-Requisites / Co-Requisites: None
EGS 6054 Syllabus Fall 2023