Socio-emotional Development and Motivation

In Chapters 11 and 12 of Educational Psychology we look at the idea of socio-emotional development and motivation. In Chapter 11 we look at social cognitive theory and its implications in the theory of modelling. Chapter 11 also introduces us to concepts of  self-efficacy and agency. In Chapter 12 we examine the difference between in … More Socio-emotional Development and Motivation

The Tyler Rationale- Systematic Approaches to Curriculum and The Learner

In this week’s reading for ECS 210 we take a look at curriculum development from a traditional theorist point of view. In my response to this week’s reading I will focus on the Tyler Rationale as it is presented in  In Understanding and shaping curriculum: What we teach and why by Thomas Hewitt. According to Hewitt … More The Tyler Rationale- Systematic Approaches to Curriculum and The Learner

Cognitive Development, Sociocultural Perspective- Theories on Education and Development

In Chapter two of Educational Psychology (Woolfolk, Winne, Perry, 2016) we are introduced to two theories on cognitive development- Piaget’s Cognitive Development Model and Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Perspective. In both models we are seeking ways to understand the development of the brain and of the ability for our students to understand the world around them. For … More Cognitive Development, Sociocultural Perspective- Theories on Education and Development

The trouble with ‘common sense’…

As we begin the semester for ECS 210 at the University of Regina we start with a reading that introduces us to the ideas and issues surrounding anti-oppressive education and the implicit biases of a post-colonial view of education and curriculum. As we read the introduction to Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by … More The trouble with ‘common sense’…