EDF4210-01 Syllabus Summer 2016(1) - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LEARNING SYSTEMS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Instruction that moves leadership that inspires

EDF4210-01 Syllabus Summer 2016(1) - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY...

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______________________________________________ E DUCATIONAL P SYCHOLOGY AND L EARNING S YSTEMS , C OLLEGE OF E DUCATION Instruction that moves, leadership that inspires, scholarship that makes a difference for the 21 st century. EDF4210-0001 Educational Psychology (Online) Summer 2016 Instructor: Yanyu Pan E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: By appointment Blackboard Site: A. EDF4210 Section 1 — Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (3 credits) B. Prerequisites or Co-requisites N/A C. Description/Objectives Course Description: This course surveys major theories with respect to students’ learning, motivation, individual differences in abilities, and development of cognitive and social skills as they apply to instructional decision-making. The course components are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to put “research into practice,” thus balancing theoretical and practical perspectives of learning and teaching. Objectives : At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the major theories and principles of educational psychology (i.e., learning theories, motivational theories, developmental theories, and instructional strategies). 2. Apply educational psychology theories and principles to teaching and learning situations. 3. Purposefully choose educational psychology theories and principles to facilitate future- students’ learning. 4. Critique teacher-student behaviors by identifying, describing, and explaining the interactions of specific (i) learning theories, (ii) motivational theories, and (iii) developmental theories. D. Required Texts, Readings, and/or other Resources Textbook: Woolfolk, A. (2014). Educational Psychology (12 th ed.) . Boston, MA: Pearson . E. Topical Course Outline: Located at the end of the syllabus F. Teaching Strategies: This course will be taught through a combination of the following learning exercises to accomplish the course objectives: discussion forums, group collaborative work, and individual written assignments. G. Expectations/Attendance University-wide policy requires all students to attend the first class meeting of all classes for which they are registered. Students who do not attend the first class meeting of a course for which they
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are registered will be dropped from the course by the academic department that offers the course. In order to enforce this policy, instructors are required to take attendance at the first class meeting and report absences to the appropriate person in their department or school/college. It is the student’s responsibility to verify course drops and check that feeds are adjusted. By the first day of class, you should go to the class's Blackboard page at . This online course adheres to the same “first day” attendance policy as the face-to-face sections. To remain enrolled in this course you will need to complete the First Day Attendance assignment by 11:59pm on Thursday 5/12/16 . Instructions will be provided on the course Blackboard site.
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