PSYC 384

Education Futures

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

What is the role of the future in educational psychology and educational thought and teaching? In this independent study, students study topics related to education in the twenty-first century; alternative learning environments, modes and strategies; the current status of lifelong-learning philosophy, theories and methods in the United States and abroad; and futurist technology and research methods. Students learn techniques for futuristic/creative thinking about relationships and systems, and develop skills to assist them in resolving cultural, linguistic and other barriers to effective education and learning.

Special information

Note: After registering, call the Psychology Department at 651-999-5821.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Create alternative approaches to assisting effective learning.
  • Develop skills to assist in resolving cultural, linguistic and other barriers to effective learning.
  • Learn techniques for futuristic/creative thinking about relationships and systems.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.