An advanced study of cognitive, motivational and social factors influencing learning.
This course facilitates critical engagement with current research in educational psychology.
Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how cognitive, motivational and social factors relate to student learning and outcomes. Students are encouraged to discuss and draw connections with implications for classroom practice, as well as wider social implications.
Assessments provide a highly scaffolded taste of the process of conducting research in educational psychology, helping to prepare you for independent study.
At completion of this course, students will be able to: Critically examine current literature in the field of educational psychology. Critically examine both the process and outcomes of educational psychology research. Critically discuss the relevance of educational psychology research findings for classroom practice. Critically discuss cognitive, motivational and social factors that impact on student motivation. Utilise current educational psychology findings to engage in high level discussions about students and their learning, teachers and their teaching.
Currently scheduled classes
2021 Epsom (Semester 2): Weekly evening lectures on Mondays from 4:30-7:30pm.
2021 Offshore Online (Semester 2)
2022 Epsom (Semester 2): Weekly evening lectures on Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm.
2022 Offshore Online (Semester 2)
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Education (Honours)
- Master of Arts in Education
- Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours)
- Master of Counselling
- Master of Education
- Master of Professional Studies in Education
- Master of Educational Leadership
- Master of Education Practice
Ministry of Education course subsidies
Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.