Philosophy of this course
This course was built on a learner-centered approach with constructivism, social cognition, and situated cognition. This course will ask you to become an active learner. In doing so, this course will provide less teaching from the instructor and more learning by yourself. According to the recent publications from learning science identified the fact that learning is an active process of seeking new knowledge rather than perceiving existing knowledge. The class will ask you to think what you don’t know, what you want to know, and so what (how can you use the knowledge?). The course is designed to help you develop YOUR knowledge and skills so that you will be able to learn how to use the knowledge in your teaching as well as your daily lives. The learning process in this approach could be challenging because sometimes you may feel ambiguity and things look unclear. However, this open-ended learning process will help you build not only strong content knowledge but also develop the ability to use the knowledge and skills you learned.