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PSYCH 249 - Educational Psychology

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: Principles of human thought and action with emphasis on individuals in their environment; individual differences in intelligence and personality; effects of heredity and environment on the organism; the nervous system, perception, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion, and social relationships will be explored.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Explain key principles and theories that guide teachers.
  2. Classify differences in cognitive and language development.
  3. Explain how physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children impacts learning from birth to adolescence.
  4. Compare and contrast various learner differences and how they impact learning.
  5. Explore the role of intelligence in the classroom.
  6. Explore cognitive theory and its role in teaching and learning.
  7. Summarize why motivation is essential to teaching and learning.
  8. Explore the role of discipline as it relates to classroom management.
  9. Outline models of instruction.
  10. Explore various teaching methods.
  11. Compare and contrast the different types of assessment.
  12. Evaluate the role of standardized testing.

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