Studying Development and Learning
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Course title in Estonian
Arengu ja õppimise uurimine
Course title in English
Studying Development and Learning
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Eve Kikas (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Give knowledge about contemporary theoretical approaches and widely used methods in studying development and learning and skills for orienting in respective literature.

Only social science doctoral student can attend the course.
Brief description of the course
Development and learning. Influential theoretical approaches (Vygotsky, Siegler, Nelson et al.). Study methods (experiments, microgenetic analysis etc.). Students read papers and discuss about the topics in seminars.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has an overview about influential theoretical approaches and study methods in developmental and educational psychology;
- is able to discuss about problems of development and learning;
- has acquired skills in critical thinking about theories of psychology and presenting the results of these analyses;
- is able to participate in scientific discussions .
Prof. Eve Kikas