Education Psychology

Education Psychology

  1. Module Title: Education Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 345 / PSYC 358
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description :This course is designed to introduce the student to major concepts and principles in the field of educational psychology that form the foundation for learning and instruction. The course will examine the relationship of human behavior and the educational processes including cultural influences, processes of learning and socialization, classroom management, development, intellectual functioning, and educational achievement.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Understand the major theories of learning and motivation as they apply to the formal educational system
    • Examine the role of human development and its implications for cognitive development and the acquisition of language
    • Understand various teaching and learning strategies based on psychological theories and principles
    • Gain an appreciation of individual differences in regard to multicultural education and students with special needs in the classroom environment
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    There will be two assignments. The student is required to answer a series of short answer questions, taken from the text, and turn them into the instructor, the following week. Each attracts 20% of total module grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment

    • At least 5 pages
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1” margins
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines

    Exam 40%

    There is a final exam (40%) consisting of short answer questions. The exam will be based on material covered in the lecture notes and textbook readings.

  7. Course Outline
    • Introducing Educational Psychology
    • Teachers and Teaching
    • Cognitive Development
    • Social Development
    • Behavior Learning Theory
    • Managing Learning in Classroom
    • Cognitive Learning Theory
    • Social Learning Theory
    • Learning from Peers
    • Motivation and Engagement
    • Motivation to Learn
    • Individual Differences and Special Needs
    • Diversity and Special Needs
    • Assessment for Learning
    • Standardised and Standards-Based Assessment

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