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Course SummaryWatch our fun video lessons and take the accompanying quizzes to earn an Introduction to Educational Psychology Certificate in just a couple of weeks. With this certificate course, you can boost your resume and prove your commitment to continued education.
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In less than two weeks, you can earn an Introduction to Educational Psychology Certificate and bolster your professional credentials. Our short video lessons and quizzes get you acquainted with instructional techniques designed to foster creativity and appeal to different learning styles. We'll also provide you with some insight into what motivates students to succeed.
Who's This For?
This course is for coaches, child care workers, or anyone else in a position that requires them to deliver some form of instruction. It might also prove useful to educators who want to brush up on topics discussed in their teacher training programs.
This course has no prerequisites, though you might consider taking a look at our introductory psychology course if you're new to this field of study.
Benefits of the Certificate
If you're taking this course for professional reasons, you might add the certificate to your LinkedIn profile or resume. Listed below are just some of the possible benefits:
- Demonstrate your familiarity with educational psychology's practical applications
- Prove your commitment to developing your teaching abilities
- Enhance your knowledge of instructional pedagogy
Introduction to Educational Psychology Program Breakdown
This course begins with a discussion of how educational psychology can be used in the classroom. You'll also learn about children's behavioral and cognitive development and the uses of testing as you make your way through these nine chapters.
History and Educational Aims
Discover methods for applying psychology in the classroom. Survey behavioral, cognitive, and developmental perspectives on learning, among others. Learn the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Cognitive Perspective in Psychology
Examine the stages of information processing and the two-store model of memory. Learn how the mind retrieves memories, transfers information, and organizes knowledge. Identify the characteristics of divergent and convergent thinking as well as synthetic, practical, and analytical intelligence. Explore methods for encouraging creativity in the classroom.
Behavioral Perspective in Psychology
Get an introduction to Thorndike's behavioral theory. Compare classical and operant conditioning. Find out how you can apply the Premack principle in the classroom and explore methods for reducing undesirable behaviors.
Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents
Pinpoint developmental milestones for these age groups. Compare Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of cognitive development and learn how they can be applied in the classroom. Survey Erikson's stages of identity formation, the types of interpersonal relationships, and the stages of language development. Contrast Gilligan's and Kohlberg's theories of moral development.
Motivation in Learning
Find out how messages of attribution, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and goal setting can be used to motivate students. Explore the classroom applications of social-cognitive and self-determination theories and discover the impact of teacher expectations on students' learning.
Individual Differences in Children
Identify the different types of intelligence and the uses of IQ scores. Assess the impacts of parenting styles, culture, and socialization on learning. Discover how children and adolescents develop self-views and form their identities. Survey instructional strategies for students with ADHD, speech and communication disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, and cognitive and social functioning delays. Consider the pros and cons of tracking.
Assessments of Learning
Peruse the different forms of assessment. Explore characteristics of high-quality assessments and learn to gauge their validity and reliability. Understand score distributions, bell curves, and measures of central tendency. Learn to identify forms of testing and cultural bias as well as the problems associated with high-stakes testing.
Compare hands-on, interactive, and collaborative instructional strategies, among others. Learn how to adapt learning environments for students with different instructional needs. Study classroom management techniques and the uses of wait time.
Research Design and Analysis
Survey the different types of research design and methods for assessing the reliability of results. Find out how to interpret correlations and inferential statistics. Get an overview of research ethics in educational psychology.
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