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Educational Psychology
ED PSY
CLASS CODE: ED 270 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: TEACHER EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Social Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course introduces pre-service teachers to the scholarship of learning and teaching. Educational theories and principles are taught in the context of real-life teaching application.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Teaching Methods:
Readings
Simulations
Modeling
Student Lessons
Cooperative Groups
Videos
Direct Instruction
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of human development and diversity and show ability to relate that knowledge to instructional strategies that support intellectual, social, and personal development.
2. Demonstrate understanding of multiple instructional strategies and the need for such to develop students' critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
3. Demonstrate understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior and how to use that understanding to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
4. Be able to foster inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in and beyond the classroom.
5. Be able to explain why effective teachers are, of necessity, reflective practitioners who demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and are continuously engaged in purposeful mastery of the art and science of teaching.
6. Demonstrate understanding of how assessment and instruction are interrelated.
REQUIREMENTS: Assessments:
Critical Essay
Multiple Choice Test
Chapter Quizzes
Oral Exams
Observation
Project Papers
Written Assignments
PREREQUISITES: Restricted to students majoring in Education.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003