How We Learn: the Great Courses Series

  • EDU-953
  • 3  Credits
  • Online
  • 4.92 out of 5 stars

What is the How We Learn Course for Teachers?

The How We Learn course offers teachers detailed insights and secrets into the mechanics of learning. The course is designed to help you maximize the learning process and help your students not only master specific material but become even better life-long learners. Researched-based learning theory will give you the tools you need to apply this knowledge to your classroom.

This course offers teachers the chance to earn three graduate-level credits from an accredited university. Learn through the eye-catching videos of The Great Courses with the expertise of Fresno Pacific University’s instructors.

What Will You Learn in This PD Course?

In this course you’ll gain a deep understanding of what it means to learn, what happens to our bodies and brains when we learn, how people master new tasks, how to motivate students to learn and the fundamental role storytelling plays in the acquisition of knowledge.

  • Understand the role of emotion in learning.
  • Learn how to cultivate the desire to learn.
  • Understand different learning styles.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different learning strategies.
  • Learn the characteristics of first and second language acquisition.
  • Learn how to improve motor and special learning.
  • Understand the importance of storytelling in learning.
  • Learn effective approaches in math and science.

All courses are facilitated by Fresno Pacific University instructors providing guidance and classroom expertise. Instructors strive to stay current on recent trends in education and provide prompt feedback and support for teachers, even after completion of the CE course.

The Great Courses Video Content

FPU’s How We Learn course offers wonderfully constructed videos from The Great Courses. The fascinating 24 video lecture series and an included guidebook provide teachers a wealth of information and resources to draw from without the use of a textbook. Learn from an award-winning psychology professor who presents the information in a practical and accessible format that allows you to apply new concepts in your classroom environment.


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