Current Issues in Learning

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership


What are some of the major contemporary issues in learning? Are new technologies such as the internet and computer games changing the way people learn? Why is educational neuroscience a new hot topic and what can recent research on the brain tell us about learning? When examining the essential elements of effective learning programmes why do some things work and others not work? This course will show you how to apply the basic concepts and principles of learning to analyse and make sense of these and other contemporary issues.


15 points in EDUC or PSYC105 or permission of the Head of School