EDU550 Notes

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Download: Lecture Slides | Apr 2008 Model Answer | Quiz 2 Answers

What’s inside?

Ref. Santrock, J.W. (2004) Educational Psychology (2nd. ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Inc.

1. Educational Psychology and the Teacher
Introduction to psychology and educational psychology
Concepts, principles and importance of educational psychology
Research in educational psychology

2. Human Growth and Development
Development : An overview
Types of development
Cognitive
Language
Socio-emotional
Examining variations amongst learners

3. Learning theory and Practice
The process of learning
Major approaches to the study of human learning
Social-Behavioral
Cognitive (Information processing)
Constructivist

4. Motivation
Motivation : Definition, needs and goals
Theories of motivation
Factors influencing motivation and methods of motivating students

5. Other Issues on Teaching and Learning
Managing the Classroom
Addressing variations in learners
Religious perspective towards teaching and learning

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