About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Educational Psychology History and Aims chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Psychology in the classroom||Definition of educational psychology, ways to incorporate psychological theories in classroom decision making|
|Tuesday||Effective classroom strategies||Definition of learning, see what makes a learning strategy effective|
|Wednesday||Effective teachers||Methods and characteristics of effective teachers: pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research|
|Thursday||Basic psychological perspectives||Differences and similarities in the behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist perspectives|
|Friday||Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)||History of IDEA, its purpose and what it specifies|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. What is Digital Citizenship? - Definition & Themes
Digital citizenship is an important concept to teach and instill in your students, as they are going to be living much of their lives on the Internet, interacting with other people around the world. This lesson will define digital citizenship and explain some of its major themes.
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