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Course Details

Course Code: EDUC518 Course ID: 2791 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the theoretical and applied aspects of learning, motivation, human development, personality, assessment, and evaluation in the educational setting. Content includes the study of learning theories as well as cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development to include affective processes and socialization. Emphasis is placed on developing skills to better understand learners to foster improved learning, influence and manage classroom learning, and recognize and consider individual differences.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 10/24/21 Summer 2021 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Define “educational psychology” and describe ways it can contribute to the education environment.
  2. Discuss the importance of the psychology to the development of a student’s self- esteem, motivation, and learning styles.
  3. Compare and contrast the various factors that cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic theorists believe influence the learning process.
  4. Apply learning theories and models to classroom situations.
  5. Describe how students construct knowledge, acquire skills, and develop habits.
  6. Identify and discuss the major components and techniques of classroom planning, management and instruction and how these components and techniques address individual differences.
  7. Apply objective knowledge of student development factors when making instructional decisions.
  8. Discuss the implications and impact of the myriad of individual differences on the learning of individual students in the classroom environment.
  9. Apply strategies that help diverse students work cooperatively and productively in groups.
  10. Describe how teachers, parents, and students all contribute to a productive learning environment.

Required Textbook(s) for this course:

O’Donnell, A. M., Reeve, J., & Smith, J. K. (2012). Educational psychology: Reflection for
action (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Required Text for this degree program:

Candidates are expected to adhere to APA style throughout the program. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) should be purchased and used in all courses.

Book Title:Educational Psychology: Reflection for Action, 3rd Edition
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Angela M. O'Donnell, Johnmarshall Reeve, Jeffrey K. Smith
Unit Cost:$118.99
Electronic ISBN:9781118298176
Electronic Unit Cost:$30.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.