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- 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)
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 state requirements and paying for professional development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 mental health is important and how you can help your students feel emotionally healthy.
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.
16. Understanding the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics
Ethical considerations are important to any group of professionals. Psychologists are therapists, educators, and researchers, and thus, their codes of ethics address all these areas of expertise.
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 at how the age and status of both parties can change which laws apply.
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Other chapters within the Educational Psychology: Help and Review course
- Developmental Psychology in Children and Adolescents: Help and Review
- Motivation in Learning: Help and Review
- Assessments of Learning: Help and Review
- Cognitive Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review
- Behavioral Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Design and Analysis: Help and Review
- Instructional Pedagogy: Help and Review
- Individual Differences in Children: Help and Review
- Student Development & Differences