EDUC 5003 RT

Theories of Human Development and Learning

This course provides a framework for thinking about human development and learning. Using a multi-theoretical perspective, it explores the physical, cognitive, behavioural, and emotional growth of individuals spanning the entire developmental trajectory. It also examines major concepts and theories of learning that inform our understanding of how knowledge and worldview are influenced through the interactions of individuals and their environments.

Instructor: Carole MacInnis
Prerequisites:
  None.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


Human development is a lifelong process, which begins at conception and continues throughout the human life span. In this course, you will explore the growth that happens from the time of conception until death.

Topics include:

  • Relationships between life histories, self-concept, adaptations, and motivational states
  • Influence of cultural issues
  • Effects of life stage and personal histories on therapeutic and learning processes

The course places emphasis on providing experiences that will allow you to tailor your assignments to your professional goals.