EDS 115 01 07 13
Topics: Educational psychology, Psychology, Cognition / Pages: 5 (516 words) / Published: Mar 9th, 2015

EDS 115
Cognitive
Development
And Education
Alison Wishard
Guerra
Education Studies,
UCSD

Welcome: Session 1
January 7
 Introductions: Who are we? How did we

get here?

 Professor Alison Wishard Guerra
 Graduate Student Reader Kathline Gomes

 Enrollment & Wait-list
 Current enrollment full
 10 students on waitlist
 Make sure to sign in today to secure your spot in the class
 Syllabus: Review, questions?
 Orienting Questions

Course Overview:
Syllabus
 Class attendance and participation is

REQUIRED and included in your grade.
 This class is organized around active participation in class and in group projects.  There will be weekly in class writing (not graded)  Two individual Response Papers (Graded)
 Two Team Projects (Graded on an individual basis)
 You will be required to meet with your team in and outside of class time. If you

Course Overview:
Required Readings
 Required Text Book: Byrnes (2008).

Cognitive Development and Learning in
Instructional Contexts
 Available in the UCSD Book store or online

 Additional required readings on TED in

folder called “Readings and Resources”
 You are expected to complete ALL required readings PRIOR to class.
 You are expected to bring your book and other required reading with you to class.

Course Overview:
Class Policies
 Attendance: Required attendance to all

class sessions. If are ill please send me an email in advance.
 Use of technology: You may use computers or ipads for LEARNING activities. Take all personal communication outside.
 Readings: Complete all readings before class. Come prepared to discuss and share your ideas.
 Check your email regularly, as in every week day
 In Class work must be completed in class, no exceptions

Grading Overview:
Syllabus
 20%
 20%
 20%
 40%

Participation in Class
In Class Work
Response Papers
Team Projects1 and 2

Orienting Questions
 What is Cognitive Development?
 What do teachers need to know about

cognitive development?

 How are

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