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Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Secondary Education



I Course Number: Education 23 Credit: 3 units

II Course Title: Facilitating Learning Pre-requisite:
III Course Description:
The course emphasizes contemporary theories and research on learning.
As such, some of the traditional theories of learning will not be addressed in detail.
The exploration and discussion of these theories and research will focus on how
these apply to the Philippines, regional, local and personal experience. More
importantly, the processing of the theories and research how teacher may use the
various ideas to better facilitate the learning processes among students.

IV Course Objectives: At the end of the course, the students can:

Cognitive (Knowledge)
1. Cite basic approaches to studying learning and knowledge in
complex domains;
2. Compare and contrast, organize and synthesize the different
research and theories related to the factors affecting learning;

1. Observe and reflect on the applicability of the theories of students in

their local (i.e., community, regional, or Philippine) context.
2. Articulate their own views and ideas on how students learn in
different domains and the factors that influence this process;
3. Appreciate value and respect the difficult and complex processes
that students undergo in the learning process
4. Appreciate, value and respect the uniqueness in the learning of
each student, and the diversity characteristic of learning with a
group of students
Psychomotor (Skills)

1. Relate the various theories and research findings to their own

understanding of different teaching methodologies; and
2. Express some insights regarding how the design of teaching
methodologies and learning activities should take into
consideration the various forms of knowledge regarding child
and adolescent development.

V Course Outline No. of Hours

A. Understanding Learning Patterns and Knowledge Acquisition

1. Defining Learning: Different Metaphors and theories of Learning. 2
2. What is being learned? 2
2.1. Types and qualities of knowledge
2.2. Blooms’ Taxonomy of Knowledge Vs. Anderson
3. Identifying and articulating learning objectives. 2
B. Cognitive and Metacognitive Factors in Learning
1. The cognitive processes of experts and expert systems. 2
2. Role of prior knowledge in learning and learning 1
as conceptual change.
3. Analogical processes and transfer of learning. 1
4. Learning Strategies and Metacognitive processes. 1
5. Teacher strategies for facilitating the cognitive and 2
metacognitive processes in learning.
C. Motivational Factors in Learning
1. Defining motivation and motivational problems in learning. 1
2. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. 1
3. Self-Competency belief/Self Efficacy/Self-Expectation/
Academic Self-Concept and Outcome Expectancy Belief. 2
4. Goal Theories in Learning. 2
5. Self-Regulation: Coordinating cognition and motivation in learning. 2
6. Classroom Environmental Factor Shaping Motivation. 1
7. Teacher Strategy for facilitating positive
motivational processes in learning. 2
D. Developmental Dimension of Learning
1. Child VS. Adolescent VS. Adult Learning:
Similarities and Differences. 2
2. Young Children Biological Disposition learning privileged domain. 2
3. Development of learning strategies and metacognitive processes. 1
4. Understanding the challenges of adult learning. 1
5. Teaching strategies for addressing the developmental
dimension of learning. 2
E. Socio-Cultural Dimension
1. Social processes in learning. 2
2. Communication patterns in learning. 1
3. Social and cultural influences on the Cognitive and
Motivational process of learning. 2
4. Theories of learning on Socio-cultural dimension. 1
5. Teaching strategies in addressing the socio-cultural
dimension of learning. 2
F. Sources of Individual Differences
1. Intelligence. 3
1.1. Theories of Intelligence
1.2. Process Theories
1.3. Relationship between I.Q. and Academic Learning Achievement
2. Theories of Styles. 3
2.1. Cognitive Styles
2.2. Learning Styles
2.3. Learning Preferences
3. Students with special learning needs. 2
4. Understanding diversity in learning. 2
5. Using diversity as a resource for learning in the classroom. 2

G. Integration of the HCDC’s VMG

1. Totally integrated person 2

Total no. of hours 54 hours

VI. References

A. Books
Ref 1. Aquino, AM. (2009). Facilitating Human Learning. Manila: Rex Bookstore.

Ref 2. Chance, Paul (2009). Learning and behavior: active learning edition. 6 th edition.
Australia, Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Ref 3. Cruickshank, D., Jenkins, DB. and Metcalf, K. (2006). The act of teaching. 4th
edition Boston, McGraw-Hill.

Ref 4. Devito, J. (2002). The interpersonal communication readers. Boston. Allyn &

Ref 5. Gray, C. (2012). Learning theories in childhood. Los Angeles. SAGE.

Ref 6. Klein, S. (2002). Learning: principles and applications. 4th edition New York.

Ref 7. Lucas, MR. and Corpuz, B.B.(2007). Facilitating Learning: a metacognitive

process: Philippines: Loriman Publishing.

Ref 8. Santrock (2008). Educational Psychology (3rd Ed.).

Ref 9. Vega, VA and Priet, NG.(2006). Facilitating Learning. Mandaluyong City: Books.
Atbp. Publishing Corp.

Ref 10. Woolfolk, A. (2006). Education psychology. 9th edition Boston, Pearson.

B. Web Resources

Ref 11. Shuell, T. (2013). Theories of learning. Retrieved September 11, 2014

Ref 12. Khezrlou, S. (2012). The relationship between cognitive and metacognitive.
Retrieved September 9, 2014

Ref 13. Svinicki, M. (2010). The role of prior knowledge in learning. Retrieved September
12, 2014