Educational Psychology


Course Details

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning. Learners will learn how to (1) understand the theories and applications of the learning process, (2) understand the principles of assessing educational performance, (3) demonstrate your understanding of the individual differences in educational performance, (4) understand the nature of special education needs, (5) describe a range of teaching and learning styles, (6) understand factors which determine student motivation, (7) describe the effect of and strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour, and (8) design the layout of educational environments to maximise learning potential.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Teachers and Childcare workers and those considering a career in education.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in Counselling and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • No previous experience or qualifications are necessary to commence the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>

How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1. The Learning Process

  • Behaviourist applications to learning
  • Cognitive applications to learning
  • Humanistic approach to learning

Unit 2. Assessing Educational Performance

  • Types and limitations of psychometric testing
  • Measuring Intelligence
  • Types of performance assessment at different ages
  • Implications of assessment and categorisation

Unit 3. Individual Differences in Educational Performance

  • Gender differences
  • Cultural differences
  • Explanation for the differences
  • Strategies for improving educational performance

Unit 4. Students with Special Educational Needs

  • What are special educational needs?
  • Assessment of SEN
  • Specific difficulties
  • Strategies for teaching students with difficulties

Unit 5. Learning and Teaching Styles

  • Definitions, theories and measurement of learning and teaching styles
  • Individual differences
  • Improving learning effectiveness

Unit 6. Student Motivation

  • Definitions, Types and Theories
  • Physiological
  • Cognitive
  • Humanistic
  • Attribution theory
  • Learned helplessness

Unit 7. Disruptive Behaviour

  • The definition and types of disruptive behaviour
  • Effects of disruptive behaviour
  • Strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour

Unit 8. Design and Layout of Educational Environments

  • Physical features of the classroom environment
  • Effects of physical features on performance and feelings
  • Creating better environmental conditions for learning
  • Behaviourist applications to learning
  • Cognitive applications to learning
  • Humanistic approach to learning
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.
  • At the end of this course successful learners will receive a certificate of achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.  The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
  • An ABC Awards Level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, but is not an award on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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by Student August 2017 on Aug 17 2017 09:32

I had previously studied with CMIT in 2012. There are a large number of courses available. The website is easy to navigate and the course material and format easy to follow. CMIT also has a good reputation with recognisable qualifications. The tutors and administration are most helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt a lot. It has given me a greater understanding of the education sector which I just moved into last year.

by Student March 2017 on Mar 29 2017 15:55

Due to i am living abroad and working in a pedagogical field, i wanted to become more professional taking this course which i found quite interesting as well as with the right skills in order to improve myself.

by Student February 2017 on Feb 2 2017 12:09

I thought the course was excellent and was very interesting. I really enjoyed it over all and would definately recommend it to others.

by Student August 2016 on Dec 19 2016 16:56

I have recently been selected as a Garda Trainee and I wanted to learn something relevant to that job and to improve my CV with a course related to the field of policing.

by Student October 2016 on Dec 19 2016 16:54

Studied previously with CMIT and I found the flexibility of the course very useful. The ability to fit studying around my working life suited me and my employer well.

by Student July 2016 on Jul 4 2016 11:41

I liked the the fact it was distance learning and could fit studying around my working hours.

by Student August 2015 on Aug 31 2015 17:12

It was more challenging then I thought it would be. But in a good way, it means the course is actually worth while doing.

by Student March 2015 on Mar 18 2015 10:12

I really enjoyed this course as it is something i am interested in studying, overall easy, friendly site to use.

by Student March 2015 on Mar 18 2015 09:37

I really learnt a lot from this course thanks CMIT.

by Student January 2015 on Jan 12 2015 17:17

Really enjoying my study and learning a lot from it, well done CMIT.

by Student October 2014 on Oct 14 2014 09:33

I learned a lot from this course and feel it has greatly helped me in my studies
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