Educational Psychology

Course Details

This Educational Psychology Courseis 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 Educational Psychology Course?
  • Teachers and Childcare workers and those considering a career in education.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in Educational Psychology 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.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
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How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Educational Psychology 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
Assessment
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam for this course.
Accreditation
  • At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
  • An ABC Awards Level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
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