NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Aug 13, 2022  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDFD 2100 - Educational Psychology

In this course, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and research relevant to teaching and learning with emphasis on the school setting.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: None

EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education, PSYC 1000 - General Psychology and ENGL 1010 - English I with a grade of “C” or better

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDFD 2100 Educational Psychology, the student will:

  1. Examine the major issues relating to educational psychology in terms of their social, cultural, economic, psychological, and educational impact.
  2. Analyze a variety of learning and intelligence styles, relating to the individual students’ own patterns of learning and thinking.
  3. Explore a variety of teaching and assessment methods and effective classroom management strategies in light of psychological theories.
  4. Define methods for maximizing all students’ potential for academic success.
  5. Identify research-based teaching strategies and methods that address the various dynamics impacting student learning.
  6. Apply theoretical concepts in learning, motivation, and development
  7. in classroom settings.
  8. Develop an understanding of the qualities of critical thinking for reflective teaching.
  9. Discuss the contemporary critical issues in education.
  10. Discuss the democracy and the school’s role in its perpetuation.
  11. Develop an understanding of individual differences, diversity, and multiculturalism, particularly in language acquisition/second language learners.
  12. Plan instruction with the assumptions that all students can employ instructional methods in ways that connect learning with the students’ diverse experiences and needs.
  13. Describe behavior management/motivation plans that are reflective of the needs and practices of diverse students. This competence includes knowledge of classroom management skills, intervention strategies, motivational techniques, and monitoring and documenting student behavior.
  14. Critically reflect on personal history, beliefs, values, biases in relation to and as an agent of change within school and society.
  15. Revise personal philosophy of teaching and learning.
  16. Demonstrate effective communications strategies and the role of language in learning.
  17. Analyze assessments in conjunction with students’ experiences, learning behaviors, to guide instruction, promote student growth, and for documentation.

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