Introduction to Educational Psychology Certification
Educational psychology is essentially the study of how individuals learn. Once primarily focussed on the development of children from infancy through to adolescence, the discipline has expanded over time to also include the adult learning process and this course will take you by the hand and guide you through all of the relevant concepts.
The field of educational psychology looks at the process by which humans learn and store knowledge, especially in educational settings and takes into account the emotional, social and cognitive factors involved. Although educational psychologists can use a wide variety of theoretical perspectives to evaluate problems within educational settings, there are 5 perspectives that are commonly relied upon. These are the behavioural, developmental, cognitive, social cognitive and constructivist perspectives.
This course will introduce you to all the relevant facts and details connected with the field of educational psychology. It will also help you to apply this discipline in typical scenarios in our modern world and help you to better understand why there are calls for such professionals within the workplace and educational settings.
What you will learn in this introduction to course
- An overview of educational psychology
- The history of educational psychology and the key figures that have contributed to this branch
- A detailed look at the field of behavioural psychology
- Investigating the 5 perspectives that are most associated with the field of educational psychology
- A look at cognitive psychology
- Gaining an understanding of Schema Theory
- A look at developmental psychology and how it relates to educational psychology
- The theories of Sigmund Freud and Jean Piaget
- A look at the concept of nature versus nurture
- Introduction to the concept of Constructivism
- Introduction to the concept of Motivation
- An explanation of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
- Gain a good overview of the learning disability of dyslexia ADHD in good detail
- A look at other learning disabilities that an educational psychologist is likely to deal with during their career
- Applying educational psychology to teaching
- How this course work can be applied to a career in psychology
Benefits of the course
- Learn about the dynamic field of educational psychology
- Activities and quizzes throughout each module to check your knowledge
- Easy to follow course material
- Learn about the theories and practices connected with educational psychology and their real-world applications
- The ability to study from any location with an internet connection
- Learn the material at any time and at your own pace.
- Lifetime access to the course – no deadlines.
- An introductory definition of educational psychology;
- What educational psychologists do;
- Educational psychology and its relationship with other branches of psychology;
- The main perspectives of educational psychology and their advocates;
- An introduction to the early years of educational psychology;
- The historical basis of educational psychology;
- The key figures in educational psychology throughout time;
- Evolving views of educational psychology throughout history;
- What is behavioural psychology or behaviourism and how it links to educational psychology;
- What is classical conditioning and how it affects involuntary behaviours;
- What is operant conditioning and how it affects voluntary behaviours;
- How social learning theory is related to operant conditioning;
- What is cognitive psychology?
- Schema theory;
- A definition of developmental psychology and how it links to educational psychology;
- The theories of Sigmund Freud and Jean Piaget, in relation to developmental psychology;
- Understanding the eight stages of psychological development using Erikson’s model;
- Bandura’s social learning theory;
- An introduction to the concept of constructivism;
- A few of the main constructivist theories;
- A presentation of Jean Piaget and his theory of cognitive development;
- Several constructivist teaching techniques;
- How dyslexia gets diagnosed;
- The symptoms of dyslexia;
- The different types of dyslexia;
- After a diagnosis of dyslexia;
- Factors that influence how students think and learn;
- Factors that motivate students;
- How social context and emotional wellbeing can influence learning;
- How psychology can inform classroom management;
- The development of psychology as a science;
- Psychological research methodology and statistical analysis;
- Psychological testing tools;
- Psychotherapy and treatment options;
- The origins and main fields of psychology;
- Educational psychology as a specialisation;
- The role of the educational psychologist;
- The identification and handling of special educational needs;
Who can take the Introduction to Educational Psychology Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Educational Psychology Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.