EDU 521 Psychology Applied to Teaching

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EDU 521 Psychology Applied to Teaching

3 Semester Units

Psychology Applied to Teaching provides an overview of theories and research in educational psychology. Students will develop an understanding of the personal paradigms of teachers and students. Learning theories, stages of human development, educational opportunities, and teaching strategies that support a diverse student population are covered in detail.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the role of educational research in informing classroom practice.
  • Evaluate the Vygostkian and Piagetian theories of human development.
  • Examine how teachers can increase their students’ motivation to achieve.
  • Analyze the use of social, emotional, and moral development in considering how to solve problems in the classroom.



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