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PSY 201 - Educational Psychology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: PSY 101  

This course explores learning in an educational setting. Topics include theories of learning and teaching, the effects of digital methodologies, nature and development of the child, adolescent and adult learner, creativity, individual difference, standardized testing and classroom and on-line interaction.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define the major theoretical positions central to the field of Educational Psychology.
  2. Discuss ethical and practical applications of these theories in contemporary educational settings.
  3. Compare parameters differentiating the child, adolescent and adult learner.
  4. Analyze the characteristics of good standardized and teacher-made learning assessments.
  5. Demonstrate classroom discipline strategies.
  6. Analyze legal mandates for teachers and educational institutions.
  7. Categorize the requirements for teacher licensing exams.
  8. Explain methods of research and the ethics governing research.
  9. Discuss the value of dedication to teaching.
  10. Compare on-line, in-class and hybrid learning strategies.
Listed Topics
  1. Major educational development theories
  2. Diversity: racial, ethnic, gender, physical and mental challenges
  3. Learning, motivational, and classroom management theories
  4. Characteristics used to evaluate standardized and teacher-made learning assessments
  5. State and national licensing exams for teachers
  6. On-line and classroom learning and discipline strategies
  7. Federal and state laws regarding education
  8. Research methods in educational psychology
  9. Ethics in research, the classroom, school systems and with parents
  10. Teacher burnout
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, internet resources, handouts and library resources.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/11/2019
Last Reviewed: 3/12/2020

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