Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Educational Psychology (PSY 206)
Varies; self-study format
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the different frameworks of effective teaching; discuss theories based on cognitive development; articulate the process of moral development and identity formation; outline theories of intelligence and their relation to learning styles; recognize the importance of language diversity; analyze the components of a multicultural classroom; list (and expand upon) behavioral approaches to learning; explain the role of memory, knowledge, and emotions in learning; Illustrate how metacognition impacts students’ academic performance; detail fields that are part of the learning sciences; differentiate between self-efficacy, self-concept, and self-regulation; recount various aspects of motivation; create a practical classroom management plan; characterize qualities that render a teacher effective; and examine the pros and cons of various assessments and grading systems.
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/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Education or General Education (8/21).