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Course Name Socio-Cognition and Collaborative Learning
Course Code 24CLT665
Program M. Sc. Cognitive Sciences, Learning and Technology
Semester Elective
Credits 3
Campus Amritapuri


Unit 1

Unit 1: Socio-Cognitive and Sociocultural Processes of Learning

  • Foundations of Social-Cognition and Sociocultural Perspectives
  • Role of Socio-Cognitive Processes: Modeling, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Regulation
  • Sociocultural Theories in Learning and Education
  • Indigenous processes of learning
Unit 2

Unit 2: Foundations of Collaborative Learning

  • Research on Collaborative Learning
  • ICAP Model
  • Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Aspects of collaborative learning
Unit 3

Unit 3: Designing Collaborative Learning Environments with Emerging Educational Technologies

  • Technology-Enhanced Learning: Socio-Cognitive and Sociocultural Approaches
  • Social Internet of Things
  • Practical Applications of Theories in Diverse Settings
Unit 4

Unit 4: Shared Cognition and Hybrid Intelligence

  • Principles for Embodied Design
  • Human-AI Collaboration in Learning and Teaching
  • Hybrid Decision Making, Delegation to AI
Unit 5

Unit 5: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Future Applications

Case Studies on Socio-Cognitive Strategies
Designing Inclusive Learning Environments
Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs


This course explores the interplay between social cognitive and sociocultural processes in learning environments, with a focus on collaborative learning enhanced by emerging educational technologies. It aims to equip students with a deep understanding of how social interactions and technology influence learning and teaching processes.

Course Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the foundational theories of socio-cognitive and sociocultural processes in learning.
  • Understand the foundational concepts of collaborative learning
  • Get an overview on effective collaborative learning environments incorporating current educational technologies.
  • Explore the potential of human-AI collaboration in learning and teaching contexts.
  • Evaluate the implications of socio-cognitive strategies for practice, policy, and future educational applications.

Course Outcomes:

CO1: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of socio-cognitive and sociocultural aspects in learning.
CO2: Critically assess collaborative learning models and their effectiveness in enhancing learning outcomes.
CO3: Develop strategies for creating inclusive learning environments and apply socio-cognitive strategies in practical educational scenarios.


  • Applying socio-cognitive and sociocultural theories to learning environments.
  • Ability to design and evaluate collaborative learning frameworks.
  • Integrating human-AI collaboration into educational practices.
  • Expertise in developing inclusive and adaptive learning strategies tailored to diverse learner needs.

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