Aug 16, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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PSY 2420 - Educational Psychology


Applications of psychological theories and models to educational settings (emphasis on schools). Major topics include goals of education; cognitive, social, and affective development in children; cognitive and behavioral models of learning; motivation; individual differences; effects of social class, ethnicity, gender, and cultural deprivation on learning and development; tests and evaluation. Emphasis is on the role of teachers and parents as facilitators of learning and development. No credit awarded if EDCI 2700 OR EDTE 2000 has been taken.

Requisites: PSY 101D or 1010 and WARNING: not EDCI 2700 or EDTE 2000
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Areas of exceptionality in students’ learning.
  • Differences in the way students learn.
  • Factors in student’s school, home, community, and culture that may influence development, learning, and motivation.
  • Instructional strategies.
  • Major theories and concepts in motivation and their relation to classroom instruction.
  • Major theories of development and learning across the lifespan.
  • Principles of assessment.
  • The role of language in learning and the cultural influences on the development of language.



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