Knowing and Learning (Graduate)
The purpose of this course is to understand different approaches to theorizing and studying mathematics and science learning and epistemology as represented by developments in mathematics and science, educational research, and other social science fields. This course attempts to synthesize the scientific basis of learning mathematics and science. The scientific achievements include a fuller understanding of: (1) memory and the structure of knowledge; (2) problem solving and reasoning; (3) the early foundations of learning; (4) regulatory processes that govern learning, including metacognition; and (5) how symbolic thinking emerges from the culture and community of the learner." A major project will focus on studying students' thinking in a particular mathematical or scientific domain.