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The Inquiry Process

Education & Psychology Databases

Find Synonyms

Finding the best search term(s) can save time! If you're not getting the results you want, use a thesaurus to find alternate terminology. Many databases have a built-in thesaurus (which may be called "Subject Terms" or somthing similar)

Selected Journals

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How to Read a Journal Article

Course Description

Instructional design and the psychological foundations of teaching and learning are important components to individuals pursuing a complex understanding of teaching and learning. The theoretical foundations of learning involve the study of major learning theories, learner preferences, learner outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences, and optimal learning environments. Aspects of planning, instructional strategies, assessment, management, and creating a positive learning environment will be presented so that candidates can create comprehensive and meaningful instructional sequences to meet the diverse needs of students. Significant attention is given to connecting theory and practice through twenty corequisites hours of fieldwork in an elementary school.