Educational Psychology (Revision 3)
Educational Psychology 200 is an introductory course designed primarily for pre-service teachers. However, it is also designed to be useful to newer teachers and to students in professional programs in counselling and psychology. This course seeks to provide a balanced view of educational psychology that blends theory and research about human learning and development and the implications for instructional methods and teacher behaviour.
- Unit 1: Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology
- Unit 2: Cognitive Development and Language
- Unit 3: Self and Social and Moral Development
- Unit 4: Learner Differences and Learning Needs
- Unit 5: Culture and Diversity
- Unit 6: Behavioural Views of Learning
- Unit 7: Cognitive Views of Learning
- Unit 8: Complex Cognitive Processes
- Unit 9: The Learning Sciences and Constructivism
- Unit 10: Social Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation
- Unit 11: Motivation in Learning and Teaching
- Unit 12: Creating Learning Environments
- Unit 13: Teaching Every Student
- Unit 14: Classroom Assessment and Grading
To receive credit for EDPY 200, you must complete all of the course quizzes and assignments, and you must achieve a minimum averaged grade of“D” (50 percent) on the Reflective Learning Papers, a grade of at least 50 percent on the Final exam, as well as an overall grade of 50 percent or higher to pass the course. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Quiz 1||Quiz 2||Quiz 3||Reflective Learning Paper (3 sections)||Final Exam||Total|
|10%||10%||10%||3 papers x 12% = 36%||34%||100%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Woolfolk, A., Winne, P., & Perry, N. (2012). Educational psychology (Fifth Canadian Ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, February 2, 2015.
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Updated April 21 2015 by Student & Academic Services