EDUC 1108 – Educational Psychology and Human Development

EDUC 1108 - Educational Psychology and Human Development

Session 1: May 23 – July 1

Course Description

Students will gain an understanding of the physical, social, emotional, speech and language, and intellectual development of children and the ability to use this understanding in guiding learning.

Topics include the teacher’s role in motivation, emotional development of learners, and an analysis of the teaching-learning situation including the dynamics of interaction, classroom management, guidance, and instruction preK-12.

Course Overview

Study of research findings relevant to the learner in the classroom with emphasis on factors that influence learning. Topics include the teacher’s role in motivation, emotional development of learners, analysis of the teaching-learning situation including the dynamics of interaction, classroom management, guidance, and instruction preK-12. Students will construct an accurate understanding of the principles of educational psychology by understanding the nature of learning, by relating the principles to their own prior knowledge and behavior to the learning and behavior of adolescents. Classroom management techniques are studied.

Course Objectives

1. Understand, and apply research knowledge to teaching, the physical, social, emotional, speech and language, and intellectual development of children and the ability to use this understanding in guiding learning experiences and relating meaningfully to students. (CAEP 1.1, InTASC 1 d,e,f,g )

2. Identify and explain classroom and behavior management techniques, classroom community building, and individual interventions, including techniques that promote emotional well-being and teach and maintain behavioral conduct and skills consistent with norms, standards, and rules of the educational environment. (CAEP 1.1, InTASC 3 I,j,k,l,m)

3. Identify and explain effective diverse classroom approaches based upon behavioral, cognitive, affective, social and ecological theory and practice. (CAEP 1.1, InTASC 2 g,h,I,j,k)

4. Explore ways children and adolescents learn and think. (CAEP 1.1, InTASC 3 i )

5. Demonstrate how development has innumerable implications for classroom instruction. (CAEP 1.1, InTASC 3 j, k, m, 7 i)

6. Summarize the role of education by focusing on knowledge of teaching, the cognitive development of students, the purpose of school, and the teacher’s role. (CAEP 1.1, InTASC 7 i )

7. Write analytically and thoughtfully in responding, summarizing, or synthesizing information.

8. Apply knowledge of National and Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) to classroom instruction. (CAEP 1.4, InTASC 6 j,n,p )

9. Express an understanding of the role of education by focusing on knowledge of teaching, the cognitive development of students, the purpose of school, and the teacher’s role

Course Materials

Textbook: Teach Like Your Hair Is On Fire. Esquith, R. (2007).

Textbook: “Having of Wonderful Ideas” and other essays on teaching and learning. Duckworth, E. (2006).

Textbook: Mindset: The new psychology of success. Dweck, C. (2016). Teacher’s College Press.

Syllabus (PDF)

Dates: May 23 – July 1

Department: Education

Course:  EDUC 1108

Credit Hours:  4

In most instances, this 4-credit course will transfer to fulfill either a 4-credit or 3-credit requirement at another institution. Please check with your home institution to see if this course fulfills your requirements.

Prerequisites:

none

Satisfies:

SS;IIC
The above requirements are from the Randolph College general education program.  Check with your home institution to see if this course fulfills your requirements.

Tuition & Fees:

$1,500 tuition

Textbooks and other course materials can be purchased separately from the source of your choosing.

Your Instructor

Beth Gafford headshot

Beth GaffordAdjunct Instructor in Education
B.S., University of Virginia M.A.T., Randolph College Ed.S., Grand Canyon University

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