EDUC 741 - Educational Psychology

Course code
EDUC 741
Educational Psychology
Learning, Development and Professional Practice
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Kane Meissel

Course description

An advanced study of cognitive, motivational and social factors influencing learning.

Course overview

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.

Learning outcomes

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:

    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.

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