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B.Ed 115 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)

Students will survey and examine current problems and issues in education, which psychological theories and research can address. The course covers a wide range of topics that include testing strategies for teachers, developmental approaches to teaching, classroom management, and applications of learning theories in the field of education.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define educational psychology, and identify the elements of good teaching and the areas of professional knowledge of expert teachers.
  • Analyze Piaget's four stages and the activities connected with each and contrast these to Vygotsky's theory.
  • Discuss the labeling of students. Describe limitations and uses of IQ tests.
  • Understand the types of ability grouping and the circumstances for using each.
  • Learn appropriate methods for the teaching of exceptional students.