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Below is a sample breakdown of the Psychology's Impact on Education 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||Alfred Binet and Benjamin Bloom||Influence of Alfred Binet on intelligence testing; contributions of Benjamin Bloom to educational taxonomy or classification|
|Tuesday||Jerome Bruner and Erik Eirkson||Jerome Bruner's theory of human development, including his ideas about learning; Erik Eirkson's eight stages of human psychosocial development, including his thoughts on conflict and growth|
|Wednesday||Howard Gardner and Jean Piaget||Howard Gardner's theories about human development and multiple intelligences; Jean Piaget's four stages of cognitive development|
|Thursday||B.F. Skinner and Edward L. Thorndike||B.F. Skinner's ideas about human development; Edward L. Thorndike's Law of Effect|
|Friday||Lev Vygotsky||Lev Vygotsky and his theory of cognitive development in relation to education|
1. Alfred Binet: Theories & Impact on Intelligence Testing in Education
Many people have heard of IQ, but do you know the story behind measuring intelligence? Watch this video to find out about Alfred Binet, the man who designed the first intelligence test, and how his work has influenced education.
2. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments
Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.
3. Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation
This lesson explores Jerome Bruner's theory of development, his three modes of representation, and his beliefs on learning, language, and discovery. It will also differentiate Bruner's views of learning compared to Jean Piaget's views.
4. Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth
Erikson identified eight stages of psychosocial development, with each stage presenting a conflict that must be overcome. This lesson will discuss the conflict and growth associated with each stage of development.
5. Howard Gardner: Theory & Impact on Education
What does it mean to be intelligent? In this lesson, we'll explore the multiple intelligences theory of psychologist Howard Gardner, including the different types of intelligence that Gardner proposes and his impact on education.
6. Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget developed a theory of cognitive development that described and explained the changes in logical thinking of children and adolescents. Within that theory, he identified four stages of cognitive development through which all learners must proceed. This lesson will introduce you to and differentiate between those stages.
7. B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education
What does candy have to do with learning and behavior? In this lesson, we'll examine the theories of psychologist B.F. Skinner, including behavioral modification and educational applications of his behavioral learning theories.
8. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect
How can outside forces change the way we behave? Why are people's actions shaped by rewards, such as money or good grades, or punishments, such as losing money or feeling pain? This lesson is an introduction to the famous psychologist Thorndike and his foundational research on why consequences of behavior, such as rewards or punishments, affect our future choices.
9. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development
The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.
10. Hidden Curriculum in Education: Definition & Examples
You know that schools teach math, reading, and writing. But many researchers believe that schools also have a hidden curriculum. Find out what this is and why it's important to identify. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
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