Education psychology

Course ID
PSI 108
2nd Semester

Introduction to educational psychology.

Introduction to educational psychology; learning and teaching theory: history of learning; learning and behavior; radical behaviorism; principles of behavior management; learning and cognition; meaningful learning and schema theory; situational cognition; situational perspective on education; cognitive development and knowledge development; Jean Piaget’s philosophy of genetic information; interactive theories of cognitive development; Bruner: go beyond knowledge; Vygotsky: social formation of the mind; the biological basis of learning and memory; attention and perception; Gestalt principles; gardner: multiple intelligence theory; motivation and self-regulation in learning; Keller’s Arcs motivation model; Gagne’s theory of learning; constructivism: an opposite theory; evaluation tools; education technology; teaching methods and approaches. It includes development, learning and teaching theories and practices.