Goals & Objectives

  • To become knowledgeable in the theory of conceptual blending, its connection to working memory, to the development of understanding, and to the transfer of learning.
  • To understand the processes of experience, comprehension, elaboration, application, and intention; how each process contributes to learning; and understand the role of pattern recognition in the transfer of learning.
  • To differentiate between comprehension and elaboration and develop instructional activities that engage each process.
  • To understand the interrelationship of the five learning processes in producing true learning and mastery.
  • To identify instructional subject matter type, identify the processes involved in learning such material, and develop instruction on a “Blueprint” that emphasizes those processes
  • To recognize the direct connections between instruction and the form and content of assessment as indicated by the critical intersections on an Architecture of Learning Blueprint.
  • To understand the necessity of instructive feedback in promoting optimal learning and to recognize the role well-constructed assessment instruments play in such formative assessment.
  • To develop assessments that match the form and content of instruction, including the development of rubrics for use in grading.
  • Learn to increase student understanding in learning by increasing the amount and quality of student thinking.