Courses Master Display 2019-2020

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Course title Theories and models of learning
Course code EBC4102
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 29-10-2019 21-12-2019 X X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Wim Gijselaers
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Language of instruction English
What is expertise and how is it developed? How do people acquire knowledge and skills? What are the specific characteristics of adult learning? And how is this related to characteristics of the workplace? These questions are addressed in this course. Students will be trained in using theories and models of Expertise Development. Key issues in cognitive and applied psychology will be covered to develop an understanding how training and experience can leverage expert performance.
The present course examines how organizations can address learning and development issues of its employees, why maintenance of expertise is an important issue, and what the consequences are for training, sharing expertise, and knowledge management. It centers on the pivotal role of understanding how people learn and acquire expertise in a domain. It focuses on sophisticated theories and models which can serve as the foundation of training design and delivery, and provides enhanced understanding of the changing nature of work and the strategic value of learning for organizations.
Ericsson, A., & Pool, R. (2016). Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise. New York: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt.
This specialized course requires a basic understanding of cognitive psychology, research on human information processing, and the social nature of learning. As foundation literature the following handbook is recommended:
Sternberg, R., & Sternberg, K. (2016). Cognitive Psychology, 7th Edition. ISBN-10: 1305644654, ISBN-13: 9781305644656.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Learning and Development in Organisations Compulsory Course(s)