Diploma in Educational Psychology - Revised 2017

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With all the different personalities and learning levels of students, the job of a teacher or trainer can be very challenging. How do you accommodate all of these different types of people in your classroom? This educational psychology course will help teachers and trainers improve their teaching methods and fulfill their instructional roles more effectively by introducing them to some really helpful psychology knowledge.
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Educational psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with teaching and learning methods, cognitive development, and aptitude assessment of children in an educational setting. This educational psychology course will begin by explaining the differences between teaching and learning. It will then cover Behaviorism, a learning theory that reviews operant conditioning and its important implications for teaching. The course will then go through Constructivism, a learning theory that compares and contrasts two subtypes of constructivism, namely psychological constructivism and social constructivism.

Next, the course will tackle the most common disabilities encountered in the classroom such as learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments. You will then learn why working with students with these special educational needs requires specific skills and strategies to create and deliver effective programs. Finally, the course will review student development and diversity and discuss the two core elements of student diversity: gender and culture.

Being an educator requires the desire and guts to stand in front of the classroom and teach. But it also requires compassion and special skills for connecting with different students. This course will be of great benefit to education professionals who would like to improve their ability to connect with a wider range of students and be a better teach for all. So, check out this free online course and improve your educational skills today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of learning in terms of educational learning theory.
  • Differentiate between the two major learning theories: behaviorism and constructivism.
  • Identify various psychologists, philosophers and researchers associated with educational learning theory.
  • Discuss trends in student development.
  • Identify key cognitive, social and moral development theories.
  • Discuss physical, social, academic and cognitive difference in gender roles.
  • Identify how cultural differences affect a student’s educational experience.
  • Describe the fundamentals of special education.
  • Describe the main types of disabilities encountered in the mainstream classroom.
  • Generate an individual education plan for a student with special education.


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Course Reviews

Abdullahi E.
3 weeks ago
Abdullahi E.

Usefull course

Fizza S.
2 years ago
Fizza S.

It was hard work but good testing of your knowledge.

Kevin Karel P.
2 years ago
Kevin Karel P.

great course

Melvin  D.
2 years ago
Melvin D.

This course was great. I'm an instructor in the military and this is also useful with adults.

Abubakar H.
2 years ago
Abubakar H.

Very interesting course

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