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|Title:||PSYC 222-01, Educational Psychology, Fall 2007|
|Publisher:||Rhodes College, Memphis TN|
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|Abstract:||A study of thoughts and actions as they relate to how we teach and learn, particularly in school settings. Emphasis will be placed on the use of theory to guide practical instruction and the use of assessment to determine instructional effectiveness. Cognitive processes, individual differences, strategies for instruction, motivation, critical thinking, and self-regulation of learning will be stressed. Goals Learning fundamental principles, generalizations or theories. Developing specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in education. Objectives: Course objectives will require students to understand and apply the major concepts and theories of educational psychology in the following areas: • Human development (cognitive, social-emotional) and the use of developmentally appropriate classroom practices. • Learning theory and how it manifests in various curricula. • Factors affecting motivation and ways to positively motivate students to learn. • Learner characteristics, including individual differences, diversity, and special needs students. • Critical thinking skills important to teachers and learners. • Student assessment, including standardized testing, curriculum-based measurement, and informal evaluation of student progress. • Creating a positive learning environment, including strategies for classroom management. • Evaluating empirical evidence, relating it to specific learning theories, and applying it to classroom practices.|
|Description:||This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Department. Syllabi|
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