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Psychology

PSYCH 249


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
122934May 5, 2014
142129August 25, 2014
142764August 25, 2014

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Educational Psychology


Course Description

Principles of human thought and action with emphasis on individuals in their environment; individual differences in intelligence and personality; effects of heredity and environment on the organism; the nervous system, perception, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion, and social relationships will be explored.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain key principles and theories that guide teachers.
  • Classify differences in cognitive and language development.
  • Explain how physical, social and moral development impacts learners.
  • Compare and contrast various learner differences and how they impact learning.
  • Explore the role of intelligence in the classroom.
  • Explore cognitive theory and its role in teaching and learning.
  • Distinguish between types of motivation.
  • Summarize why motivation is essential to teaching and learning.
  • Explore the role of discipline as it relates to classroom management.
  • Outline models of instruction.
  • Explore various teaching methods.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of assessment.
  • Evaluate the role of standardized testing.
  • Outline the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through adolescence.
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