2020-2021 University Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 321 - Psychological Perspectives in Education

Studies psychological theories and research on learning and teaching, and examines how these are applied and practiced within contemporary education processes and institutions. In particular, students examine topics such as learner differences and labels, learner identity, moral development, motivation, behavior, theories of intelligence and assessment. Students learn about the historical and contemporary practice of educational psychology as a scientific discipline, and examine its role in contemporary understandings of disability, race, gender, and sexuality. In addition to engaging with dominant theories and research on learning and teaching, students critically examine the role of psychological expertise in the classroom and within schooling, and looks to situate that expertise within broader social justice frameworks. This class satisfies 10–30 hours of the 100 required school-based fieldwork for students seeking teacher certification.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: EDUC 101   or other psychology course.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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