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Ch 3: Psychology's Impact on Education Lesson Plans

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The Psychology's Impact on Education chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the educational theories of leading psychologists in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayAlfred Binet and Benjamin Bloom Influence of Alfred Binet on intelligence testing; contributions of Benjamin Bloom to educational taxonomy or classification
TuesdayJerome 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
WednesdayHoward Gardner and Jean PiagetHoward Gardner's theories about human development and multiple intelligences; Jean Piaget's four stages of cognitive development
ThursdayB.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

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Psychology's Impact on Education Lesson Plans
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Alfred Binet: Theories & Impact on Intelligence Testing in 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.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

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.

Jerome Bruner's Theory of Development: Discovery Learning & Representation

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.

Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development: Conflicts & Growth

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.

Howard Gardner: Theory & Impact on Education

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.

Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

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.

B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education

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.

Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

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.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

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.

Hidden Curriculum in Education: Definition & Examples

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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