Learning and Development
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Õppimine ja areng
Course title in English
Learning and Development
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Kriste Talving (language of instruction:Estonian)
Joosep Olop (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Support the knowledge development in the context of learning and development in neurobiological general principles.
To support the development of skills in distinguishing and describing important cognitive processes in learning.
Brief description of the course
The course focuses on learning essential general neurobiological principles in the context of learning. Principles of the development and maturation of brain functions and differences in the laws governing brain development in the learning process of pre-school, adolescent and adult learners are discussed. Among other things, the focus is on understanding the role of perception, attention, memory, thinking, and performing functions in learning and teaching. Based on the above, one of the basic theories of learning motivation is considered: Carol Dweck's theory of capacities.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has a general overview of important brain development neurobiological general principles in the context of learning;
- has an overview of important cognitive processes in the context of learning and teaching, and is able to see and describe their role in the learning process;
- knows the basic features of the theory of abilities and can combine them with practical examples.
Kati Aus, MA, Kriste Talving, MA