Learning, Development and Personality

This course is offered by University of Oviedo. We invite Master students to join this course.

Course description:

Degree: Master
Studies/Career: Teacher Training in Secondary Education
Course: 1st year students
ECTS (Host institution): 5.15
Institution: University of Oviedo
Course duration: One semester
Pre-requisites: No
Target group: Learning, Development and Personality is an essential subject for those graduates that are going to teach to high school students or are interested in knowing about the teaching-learning process in that educational level.
Priority students: This course is sharing the selection criteria with the OUVM Program
Language: English

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Rebeca Cerezo - Short description
Maria Paloma Gonzalez Castro - Short description
Celestino Rodríguez Pérez - Short description
David Álvarez García - Short description


Timeline for 2016 Spring semester:

Enrolment Study period Final task
By January 15 February 1 - May 15 In May - June


Teaching and learning methods:

The contents will be delivered to the students in two different ways. First, master lectures supported by theoretical materials (power point slides, book chapters, journal articles, etc.) that will be available for the students. Second, individual and group practical tasks that help students to put their knowledge into practice. Both of them will be periodically delivered to the students.


Assessment criteria:
The level of acquired competences in theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be evaluated. There will also be self-assessment tests available to the students in every unit.

Assessment methods and weightings:
The assessment will be based on three aspects: a) an exam of the theoretical contents delivered in lectures b) assessment of practical tasks c) evaluation of a research work done during the development of the course about a subject proposed by the instructor. The percentage of the total mark will be 40%, 20% and 40%, respectively. To pass the course the student should get at least 5 out of 10 in each part.



Galloway, D., & Edwards, A. (2014). Secondary school teaching and educational psychology. Routledge.
Mayer, R. E. (2003). Learning and instruction. Prentice Hall.
Schunk, D. H. (1996). Learning theories. Printice Hall Inc., New Jersey.
Shaffer, D., & Kipp, K. (2013). Developmental psychology: Childhood and adolescence. Cengage Learning.
Zimmerman, B. J., & Schunk, D. H. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of self-regulation of learning and performance. Taylor & Francis.
Zimmerman, B. J., & Schunk, D. H. (Eds.). (2014). Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions: A Project of Division 15 of the American Psychological Society. Routledge.


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