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Ch 1: History and Educational Aims: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The History and Educational Aims chapter of this Educational Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the history and educational aims of this field of psychology. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of history and educational aims.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering educational psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn educational psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the application of psychology in the classroom or working with effective classroom strategies
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about history and educational aims
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the History and Educational Aims chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the History and Educational Aims chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any history and educational aims question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a history and educational aims unit of a standard educational psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Applications for psychology in the classroom
  • Effective learning strategies
  • Behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist perspectives
  • Effective teaching methods
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

17 Lessons in Chapter 1: History and Educational Aims: Help and Review
Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

1. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

2. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

3. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

4. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

5. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

Curriculum Development: Process and Models

6. Curriculum Development: Process and Models

In this lesson, learn about curriculum development and explore different types of curricula. Also, learn some important terms as well as discover researchers that have contributed a lot to this field.

Nursing Curriculum Development

7. Nursing Curriculum Development

This lesson looks at the strategies for nursing curriculum development and how changes in healthcare impact what nursing students learn. We also examine what are the expected outcomes and what is included in the curriculum.

Radical Constructivism in Mathematical Education: Definition & Overview

8. Radical Constructivism in Mathematical Education: Definition & Overview

Radical constructivism is an exciting theory of how best to teach mathematics. This lesson provides an overview of what radical constructivism is and describes how it might be applied in a contemporary classroom.

Teacher Professional Development Activities

9. Teacher Professional Development Activities

In this lesson, we will discuss why professional development is essential for teachers and types of professional development activities. We will also briefly cover paying for professional development and state requirements in this lesson.

The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

10. The Role of Teachers in Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem, and teachers have a moral and ethical obligation to help abused children by reporting concerns. This lesson will review your role in recognizing and reporting child abuse.

Coaching vs. Mentoring as a Teacher

11. Coaching vs. Mentoring as a Teacher

This lesson explores the differences between coaching and mentoring in the classroom. You will see how teachers can both coach and mentor other teachers.

Closing the Achievement Gap: Definition & Statistics

12. Closing the Achievement Gap: Definition & Statistics

In this lesson, we will find out about achievement gaps that exist among American students and discuss some things that educators can do to close the gaps.

What is the Achievement Gap in Education?

13. What is the Achievement Gap in Education?

Students in all groups do not perform the same academically. In this lesson, you will learn about the achievement gap, what it means, and who it affects. After the lesson, take a brief quiz to see what you learned.

Promoting Student Mental Health as a Teacher

14. Promoting Student Mental Health as a Teacher

Teachers play an important role in promoting the mental health of their students. In this lesson, you will learn why it is important and how you can help your students feel emotionally healthy.

Anti-Intellectualism in America

15. Anti-Intellectualism in America

Anti-intellectualism is a complicated concept because it tends to manifest in different ways at different times. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define anti-intellectualism, and explore some of the ways that it has influenced American life.

Understanding the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics

16. Understanding the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics

Ethical considerations are important to any group of professionals. Psychologists are therapists, educators, and researchers, thus their codes of ethics address all these areas of expertise.

Student-Teacher Relationship Laws

17. Student-Teacher Relationship Laws

In this lesson, we will examine the ethical and legal ramifications of a teacher and student getting involved in an inappropriate relationship. We'll also look how the age and status of both parties can change which laws apply.

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