Educational Psychology (EDPY) 200

Educational Psychology (Revision 3)

EDPY 200

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online (with eTextbook)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies

Prerequisite: None

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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EDPY 200 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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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 ofD (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:

Activity Weighting
Quiz 1 10%
Quiz 2 10%
Quiz 3 10%
Reflective Learning Paper (3 sections @ 12% each) 36%
Final Exam 34%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

Woolfolk, A., Winne, P., & Perry, N. (2012). Educational psychology (Fifth Canadian Ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada.

A print version of the eText may be available for purchase 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.

Other Resources

All other learning resources will be available online.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the EDPY 200 challenge registration, you must obtain a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the assignment and 50 percent on the exam.

Activity Weighting
Essay Assignment 40%
Exam 60%
Total 100%

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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