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Learning and Educational Psychology: Course Outline

Course Outline Course ( Code MHLE7132 )

  1. Course Content:

Theories of physholocial land cognitive development:

  • Jean Paiget,s Cognitive
  • Lev Vygotsky’s Cognitive Development Theory
  • Erikson’s stages of psycholocial development
  • Moral development – Kohlberg’s theory
  • Self-esteem and self-control

Behavioral Psychology

  • Classical conditioning (Pavlov), Thorndike’ theories and Operant conditioning (Skinner)
  • Behavioral theories of learning and teaching

Cognitive Psychology and knowledge construction

  • Construction of knowledge (meaningful learning, constructivism, discovery learning)
  • Jerome Bruner’s modes of representation and its implications for instructions
  • Meaningful Learning and Schema Theory (Ausbel’s Meaningful Reception learning, role of schema in learning, activating prior knowledge,)
  • Information Procession Theory and its implications for instructions

Thinking skills

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Formation of attitudes, perceptions
  • Metacognition and emotional intelligence
  • Problem solving
  • Transferring skills

Learning and motivation

  • Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy
  • Attribution Theory (Weiner)
  • Skinner and the use of reinforcers to increase motivation
  • Albert Bandura’s SocailCoginive Theory
  • Positive Learning Environment (Motivation and Classroom Management)
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Learning Styles

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