EDUC 260 - Educational Psychology
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: EDUC 260 is intended to provide the student with knowledge about the field of educational psychology and particularly how those ideas apply to effective teaching practices in the classroom. The course will focus on the following essential questions:
- How should the development of children and adolescents influence our classrooms and teaching practices?
- How do people learn?
- How do cognitive, motivational, environmental and cultural factors influence learning?
Schedule: Spring and summer semesters.This course follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to campus anytime.
Prerequisite Courses: None
Instructor: Tanya Mooney; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None
- Discuss authorities and theories in the fields of educational psychology
- Explain the relationship between theories and educational practice
- Analyze and reflect upon classroom interactions and structures
- Employ ideas from the field of educational psychology to design appropriate educational experiences
- Students are required to complete all class activities on time or lose points.
- Students are responsible for submitting their own work.
- Students will take three open book exams based upon the textbook, Discussion Forums, powerpoint notes, and other articles that may be assigned throughout the class.
- Students will submit a research paper on an educational psychology topic.
- Students will read and response to chapter case studies.
- Written assignments must be written free of errors and at the college level.
Exams Procedures and Policies:
- The three exams will be taken online without a proctor. Each will cover five chapters and notes and will be open book. They can be taken at any computer with Internet access.
- Students are expected to follow academic principles or face disciplinary action as stated in the Student Handbook (page 19).
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