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Psychology 102: Educational Psychology
27 hours (6 weeks).
December 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: diagram the process of information processing; model strategies for advancing creativity and problem solving in a learning environment; diagram and assess the different stages of child and adolescent development; outline the zone of proximal development; diagram and explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs; compare and contrast methods of measuring intelligence; illustrate the impact and outline the types of learning disabilities in children; compare and contrast the different types of assessments used in learning, including advantages, disadvantages, and reliability; identify and differentiate between different instructional strategies and classroom management techniques; and analyze and describe Bloom's Taxonomy.
Major topics include: history and educational aims; cognitive perspective in psychology; behavioral perspective in psychology; developmental psychology in children and adolescents; motivation in learning; individual differences in children; assessments of learning; instructional pedagogy; and research design and analysis.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (12/16).