This course investigates the fundamental roles in the psychology of learning, including identity, motivation, interest, prior knowledge and experience, choice and control play in supporting lifelong learning.
Study how learning leaders can build on these dimensions to successfully build and engage lifelong learners through experiences in museums, zoos, aquariums and home school settings.
This course will be richly illustrated by real world examples of learning in free-choice settings and be designed to support future learning leader's efforts to engage diverse audiences and facilitate lifelong learning in science and mathematics.
Time Commitment: Plan for 5 hours of work per week.
This online course is part of the Informal and Experiential Learning Certificate developed by free-choice learning experts John Falk, Lynn Dierking and Sean Rowe based on the innovative Oregon State University graduate program in education.
Core Informal Learning Courses:
This course is a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Education and Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education.
Sea Grant Professor, Museum and Free-Choice Learning / Information Education Course Advisor