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Course SummaryTake Psychology 102: Educational Psychology to earn 3 college credits that can be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. You'll learn topics such as information processing, the stages of child development, intelligence measurements and educational assessment. The course is conveniently self paced and mobile friendly.
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The course objective of Psychology 102 is to apply basic psychology concepts to produce effective teaching strategies for the classroom, focusing on the core principles and theories of learning.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Diagram the process of information processing
- Model strategies for advancing creativity and problem solving in a learning environment
- Diagram and assess the different stages of child and adolescent development
- Outline the zone of proximal development
- Diagram and explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- Compare and contrast methods of measuring intelligence
- Illustrate the impact and outline the types of learning disabilities in children
- Compare and contrast the different types of assessments used in learning, including advantages, disadvantages, and reliability
- Identify and differentiate between different instructional strategies and classroom management techniques
- Analyze and describe Bloom's taxonomy
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Psychology 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test to see if you're ready to earn credit. Use the study tools in the course to prepare for your final exam.
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This course has been evaluated and transfer credit-recommended for 3 lower-division credits by both ACE and NCCRS. To earn credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with your registrar to see if your school is one of the 2,000 colleges and universities that accept credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the credit-granting Psychology 102 exam on our site.
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|History and Educational Aims||Examine the ways psychology is used in education, and look at the basic psychological perspectives. Learn classroom strategies, and review the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.|
|Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents||Look at stages of child and adolescent development. Explore Piaget's theory, Lev Vygotsky's theory, Erikson's stages of identity formation, Gilligan's theory and Kohlberg's stages of moral development.|
|Motivation in Learning||Define the social-cognitive learning theory, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and Albert Bandura's social-cognitive theories. Study the attribution theory, expectancy value theory, goal orientation theory and the self-determination theory, and get information on identifying teacher expectations and learned helplessness in children.|
|Assessments of Learning||Learn about the forms of assessment, formative and summative evaluations, performance assessments and reliability of assessments. Explore the pros and cons of assessments, testing bias and assessments in special education.|
|Cognitive Perspective in Psychology||Examine how memory works and the difference between long-term and short-term memory. Learn how to boost creativity in a learning environment and utilize problem-solving strategies.|
|Behavioral Perspective in Psychology||Define classical and operant conditioning and look at Watson's experiments with Little Albert. Explore reinforcement schedules and the Premack Principle.|
|Research Design and Analysis||Study types of research and experimental design and assessing the validity and reliability of research. Discuss research ethics.|
|Instructional Pedagogy||Examine several types of instructional strategies, Bloom's taxonomy and assessments, and cooperative learning in the classroom. Look at classroom management strategies, and how to use classroom wait time.|
|Individual Differences in Children||Discuss the two types of intelligence and ways to measure intelligence. Look at the impact of parenting styles. Get information on Individual Education Plans and learning disabilities in children.|
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