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Course module: 202000345
Theories of Learning and Instruction
Course info
Course module202000345
Credits (ECTS)8
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. A.J.M. de Jong
dr. A.M. van Dijk
dr. A.H. Gijlers
L. Hogenkamp
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. A.J.M. de Jong
dr. P. Papadopoulos
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksFor questions regarding the module, students can send an e-mail to
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After completing the Learning-part of this study unit, the student is able to:
  • explain and illustrate how people learn basic educational subjects
  • explain how people (learn to) regulate their own learning process
  • explain and illustrate how to assess students' performance and motivation
  • explain and predict how individual differences affect the learning process
After completing the Instruction-part of this study unit, the student is able to:
  • describe how instructional theories are rooted in behavioral, cognitive, and (social) constructivist approaches to learning
  • explain, apply, and evaluate the characteristics and effectiveness of different forms of instruction
  • explain, apply, and evaluate the conditions for effective learning and instruction
  • demonstrate how to find and use relevant literature to assess the quality of existing instructional materials
  • relate and connect scientific knowledge to evaluate the quality of exiting instructional materials
  • communicate academic work in a clear manner for an international audience
  • provide feedback to the work of others and reflect on this feedback

All good science starts from theory, and the science of learning and instruction is no exception. You will therefore spend the first five weeks of this module studying the basic theoretical principles of learning and instruction. The principles of learning are addressed in Part A. Instructional theories and models are addressed in Part B. Tutorial sessions serve to integrate and deepen the knowledge acquired in the lectures.
Module description
This study unit is part of the module Psychology in Learning and Instruction (202000344). A module is offered as one educational unity and students take it as such.
Assumed previous knowledge
At least 9 EC of module 1 have been obtained OR at least 21 EC of modules 1 and 2 have been obtained. This prerequisite applies to all study units within this module.
Module 5B
Participating study
Bachelor Psychology
Required materials
Relevant academic articles, to be supplied through Canvas
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Written Test


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