Anita McDonald

Instructor Email

Instructor Phone

(940) 368-8774


Course Description

A study of the (1) research and theory in the psychology of learning cognition, and motivation; (2) factors that impact learning, and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of the college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g. learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. This course is cross-listed as PSYC 1300. The student may register for either EDUC1300 or PSYC1300 but may receive credit for only one of the two.



Course Requirements





Cornerstone: Discovering Your Potential, Learning Actively, and Living Well, 6th edition



1. ANGEL Access
2. NCTC student email account
3. Microsoft Word®



Additional Resources


 Sample Syllabus (PDF)