EDU4633 - Educational Psychology
A course exploring learning from perspectives of behavioral, cognitive, and human psychology, centering on such topics as developmental stages, intelligence, culture, mainstreaming, motivation, and evaluation. Focus is divided between learners as individuals and learners as part of a group.
- Provide examples of how professional knowledge, research findings, and a biblical worldview are utilized in the classroom.
- Analyze classroom situations based on a biblical worldview as well as an understanding of child development and learning theories.
- Analyze how socio-economic status, ethnicity, and gender influence school performance.
- Describe characteristics of schools and qualities of teachers that promote student resilience.
- Identify characteristics of exceptionality and develop an understanding of appropriate teaching strategies for working with students which have exceptionalities.
- Identify examples of behaviorist, social cognitive theory, and cognitive learning theory to explain events in and out of the classroom.
- Identify characteristics and applications of constructivism in events in and outside of classrooms.
- Apply the principles of cognitive processing in developing effective problem solving, studying, critical thinking, and transfer learning activities.
- Use theories of motivation to analyze events in and outside of classrooms and develop appropriate ways to motivate students' self-regulation and learning.
- Identify key skills in lesson planning, developing learning experiences, feedback, and assessment.
- Identify examples of basic assessment concepts in classroom activities.
- Develop skill in using and analyzing the results of formative and summative assessments (including standardized tests).
Child Development or equivalent course (transfer)