Educational Psychology (G+P+Y)
- EDUC–G 203 Communication in the Classroom (3 cr.) B Students study counseling theories and techniques for application to teaching. They learn methods of building community in the classroom, and ways to encourage student participation and respect for others. Students learn techniques and attitudes of group dynamics and leadership. Other topics of communication covered: conflict resolution, active listening, and parent-teacher communication.
- EDUC–P 248 Development of the Healthy Student (3 cr.) B-I Addresses child development in the school context. Promotes understanding of healthy physical, emotional, and social development in a school environment marked by diversity of cultural, social, and personal traits. Includes the role of the teacher in understanding and responding to child needs in this environment.
- EDUC–P 249 Growth and Development in Early Childhood (3 cr.) B-I Focuses on the cognitive, social, affective, and physical development of the child during the early years of life. The goal of understanding the growing child from multiple perspectives guides the study of theory and research on child development. Theoretical study is integrated with observations of and experiences with children in a way that increases the insights and competence of the teacher of young children. Addresses the unique developmental problems of special groups of children: handicapped, economically deprived, and members of minority groups.
- EDUC–P 251 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (1–4 cr.) B-I The application of psychological concepts to school learning and teaching using the perspective of development from childhood through preadolescence. Special attention is devoted to the needs of the handicapped.
- EDUC–P 254 Educational Psychology for Teachers of All Grades (1–4 cr.) B-I The application of psychological concepts to school learning and teaching in the perspective of development from childhood through adolescence. Special attention is devoted to the needs of the handicapped.
- EDUC–P 312 Learning: Theory into Practice (3 cr.) C: P 133. This course is concerned with understanding the process of teaching and learning, particularly within a secondary school context. Preservice teachers will be helped to see that learning takes place as an interaction of social, emotional, developmental, and cognitive forces. Units focus on theories of learning and teaching, motivation, the learning process, and assessment.
- EDUC–P 313 Adolescents in a Learning Community (3 cr.) C: P 312. Adolescent development in a school context. Understanding adolescents as people and how they function in a community of learners, with particular emphasis on their interaction with others in a school environment marked by a diversity of cultural, social, and personal traits. Includes the role of the teacher in understanding and responding to adolescent needs in this environment. For students seeking admission to a teacher education program.
- EDUC–P 314 Life Span Development (3 cr.) P: PSY-P 101 or equivalent. A course surveying human development from infancy through old age, emphasizing the life-span perspective on development. Major theories, current and classical research findings, and educational implications for all life stages from birth to death.
- EDUC–P 348 Foundations of Child Growth and Development: Focus on Birth to Age 3 (3 cr.) B Students will examine historical as well as contemporary theories of child growth and development for typically and atypically developing children throughout the early childhood period. All facets of development will be examined, including physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive development. Particular focus will be on prenatal-to-age 3 development.
- EDUC–P 351 Foundations of Child Development: Focus on 3- to 8-year-old children (1 cr.) B Students will examine child growth and development for typically and atypically developing children, including physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive development. Particular focus will be on 3- to 8-year-old children.
- EDUC–P 450 Child Development Seminar (3 cr.) Students will revisit child development theories, issues, and trends; and will discuss the direct application of this information in the preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade classrooms in which they are student teaching.
- EDUC–P 490 Research in Educational Psychology (1–3 cr.)
- EDUC–Y 420 Approaches and Issues in Educational Research (1–3 cr.) B-I Introduction to basic designs, methods and principles in educational research. Students will learn to interpret and critique published research studies, and will learn rudiments of data collection and analysis.
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