LAI 663 Sociocultural Dimension Learning

Learning sciences research supports a view of learning that contends learners construct knowledge in multiple contexts (schools, home, third spaces, etc.) and learn optimally when content is grounded in their socio-cultural environment. This course explores how people learn within their context and culture. The course will help students understand 1. Learning is contextual and for every individual, learning is a socio-cultural experience grounded in local systems (values, tradition and practices). 2. Learning is an ongoing process that is grounded in multiple environments that the individual experiences throughout life. 3. Learning is supported by various societal constructs that contribute to the personal and intellectual development of the individual. 4. Learning is most powerful when the learners develop concepts in a language supported by their community