EDU 649 Advanced Educational Psychology

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EDU 649 Advanced Educational Psychology

4 Semester Units

Advanced Educational Psychology provides a comprehensive analysis of the concepts and theories of psychology related to instructional practice and offers a wide variety of classroom strategies to help students of all ages succeed in the classroom. The course focuses on aspects of psychology such as thinking, learning, human development, motivation, and assessment that have relevance to classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the use of research evidence in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction.

Course Objectives

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

  • Examine how learning is a constructive process.
  • Distinguish several social and cultural mechanisms that can foster effective cognitive processes in the classroom.
  • Evaluate the roles that metacognitive knowledge and skills play in students’ learning and academic achievement.
  • Compare and contrast the fi ve different theoretical perspectives of child and adolescent development.
  • Analyze how planning, classroom management, assessment, and student characteristics are all intertwined.
  • Distinguish among the nine theoretical perspectives of motivation.


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