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Psychological Foundations of Education (PSY230)

Formerly Psychological Foundations of Education (PSY260)
Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate the complexity inherent in the teaching process; identify personal biases and definitions of a teacher, student and classroom; comprehend contemporary cognitive theories and information processing models; understand theories of motivation and learning theories and their application to classroom management; demonstrate an ability to devise and utilize behavioral objectives in support of a teaching task and construct taxonomies of objectives; effectively assess and relate to pupil variability in terms of stage theories of normal development and typical age-level characteristics; and discuss different means of evaluating classroom learning.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: theoretical perspectives and research pertinent to education and educational experience. Instruction also includes: teaching in the classroom, how different children develop, interact, learn within educational settings and psychological evaluation of classroom learning and school achievement.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation). 

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