PSYC 227 - Educational Psychology
Studies the principles of psychology that relate to the teaching-learning process. Topics include theories of learning and cognitive development, motivation, methods and media of instruction, individual differences, measurement, and evaluation. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PSYC 102 , or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Discuss theories of cognitive and moral development.
- Identify educational programs from preschool to adolescence.
- Demonstrate how student diversity affects the educational process.
- Discuss the behavioral theories of learning.
- Construct an effective lesson.
- Discuss student centered and constructivism approaches to instruction.
- Accommodate instruction to meet individual needs
- Acquire techniques to motivate students to learn.
- Demonstrate how to create effective learning environments.
- Describe learners with exceptionalities.
- Acquire methods to assess student learning.
- Identify and interpret standardized tests.
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