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PSY 220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 220 – Educational Psychology

Course Outline 

Course Number & Name:  PSY 220 Educational Psychology

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in PSY 101

Co-requisites:  None                                                 Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  The practical application of psychological principles to the educative process is explored.  The theoretical ideas behind the practices are explained.  Methods of student evaluation are considered.  Techniques of motivating students are described and related to studies of efficient learning methods.  Special problems of adjustment and their effects on school performance are discussed.

Course Goals:  Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the significance of psychological theory in the field of education;
  2. explain the major theories of the leading researchers;
  3. describe the cognitive, emotional, and social development of the individual;
  4. discuss the teacher’s important role in designing instruction appropriate to the stages of human development;
  5. suggest teaching methods that help create a positive environment;
  6. connect principles of educational psychology to the successful methods of teaching employed by historic and successful academicians; and
  7. develop and apply academic critical thinking.