The Architecture of Learning Course explores instructional design by examining one model in depth. Neurocognitive research reveals findings about how the brain learns. The Architecture of Learning instructional design model draws upon those findings, and provides a strategic process for developing instruction.
Authentic learning produces understanding and enables transfer. Effective teaching moves learners from knowing the details of content or skills to understanding how they fit together so that intentional application can be made.
However, not all learning involves the same cognitive processes. Identifying what is being taught should influence the choice of instructional methods.
The Architecture of Learning enables teachers to identify the type of subject matter they are teaching (content, skill, combination), identify the underlying patterns that support that subject matter, develop instruction that engages mental processes appropriate for developing understanding, identify the form and content of appropriate assessments, and teach with an emphasis on understanding, utility, and integration.
The course will be of interest to educators at all levels and disciplines.
The Architecture of Learning: Designing Instruction for the Learning Brain by Kevin D. Washburn, Ed.D. and The Architecture of Learning Basic Course Book are mandatory for all participants.
The Course Book is only available from Make Way for Books.