Master of Arts (M.A.) | Cognitive Studies in Education | Human Development

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Cognitive Science in Education

In the Department of Human Development

Master of Arts (M.A.)

MASTER OF ARTS-32 POINTS (Code: COGN)

Core Courses (9 points):

  • HUDK 4029 Human cognition and learning (3)
  • HUDK 4080 Educational psychology (3)
  • HUDK 5023 Cognitive development (3)      

Statistics/Research Design (3 points):

At least one of the following:

  • HUD 4120 Methods of empirical research (3)
  • HUDM 4120 Basic concepts in statistics (3)
  • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)
  • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)
  • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)

Research Practicum (3 points):

  • HUDK 5324 Research work practicum (2-3) or by permission
  • HUDK 6539 Research practicum in educational psychology, cognition, and learning (1-3)

Breadth Requirement (Non-departmental Courses) (minimum of 8 points): (each course must be for at least 2 points)

  • At least 3 courses outside the department selected in consultation with an advisor.

Specialized Courses (8-11 points):

Selected in consultation with an advisor, and focusing on one of the following areas:

Cognition and Learning:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 4027 Development of mathematical thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5024 Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDM 5058 Choice and decision making (3)
  • HBSK 5096 The psychology of memory (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)

Intelligent Technologies:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (3)
  • HUDK 4050 Core methods in educational data mining (3)
  • HUDK 4051 Learning analytics: Process and theory (3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5035 Psychology of media (3)
  • HUDK 5037 Psychology of children's media (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5197 Psychology of eLearning in business and industry (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)

Reading Research:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5024 Language development (3)
  • HUDK 5035 Psychology of media (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)      
  • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)
  • HBSK 4074 Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (3)     

Cognitive Studies of Educational Practice:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • EDPS 4021 Sociology of education (3)
  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (3)
  • HBSK 4074 Reading comprehension strategies and study skills (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • ORL 5522 Evaluation methods I (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)

Learning Analytics:

  • HUDK 4050: Core Methods in Educational Data Mining
  • HUDK 4051: Learning Analytics: Process and Theory
  • HUDK 4052: Normative Perspectives on the Analysis of Learning and Learners
  • HUDK 4054: Educational Data Management
  • HUDK 5053: Feature Engineering Studio

Children’s Media:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (2-3)
  • HUDK 4021 Developmental psychology – infancy (2-3)
  • HUDK 4022 Developmental psychology – childhood (2-3)
  • HUDK 4023 Developmental psychology – adolescence (2-3)
  • HUDK 4025 Cognition of handheld devices (3)
  • HUDK 4029 Cognition and learning (3)
  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5035 Psychology of media (3)
  • HUDK 5037 Psychology of children’s television (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)

Creativity and Cognition:

  • HUDK 5020 Development of creativity (3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5029 Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5120 Development of creativity: The case study method (3)
  • HUDK 5125 Cross-cultural psychology (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)

eLearning in the Workplace:

  • HUDK 5197 Psychology of eLearning in Business and Industry (required for area of focus) (3)
  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • MSTU 4039 Video games in education (3)
  • MSTU 5000 Possibility of virtual worlds (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5035 Psychology of media (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • HUDK 5199.001 Internship (1-3)
  • HUDK 5199.003 Work conference – ICELW (1)
  • ORLD 4015 How adults learn (3)
  • ORLJ 4005  Organizational psychology (3)

Integrative Project:

Varies according to selected areas of focus: Cognition and Learning—an empirical cognitive research study; Intelligent Technologies—creation and evaluation of an educational technology program; Reading Research—an empirical reading research paper; Cognitive Science of Educational Practice—an empirical study of cognition in a classroom setting; Creativity and Cognition—an essay or project related to creativity; eLearning in the Workplace -- creation and evaluation of an eLearning program; and Children’s media- a proposal and psychological evaluation of a media artifact, website, or technical application.

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