Educational Psychology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The Educational Psychology Diploma Course explains the ways in which students learn and develop, whilst providing discussions and practical examples of how this information can be incorporated into teaching frameworks and used to plan, create and deliver effective lessons.

Students will have an improved understanding of human behaviour and mental processes within an educational context.

The course covers the following aspects of educational psychology: history, learning theories, student development theories, motivation, and some classroom management skills.

We look at the history of the subject, including where thinking is now, topics and specialisms within this area, and the importance of Educational Psychology. The process of learning can be physical, social, or emotional as well as cognitive, the results of which are a permanent change in behaviour, skills, knowledge, or attitude. We will explain various theories and guide you through well-practiced processes.

Students will learn about childhood growth and developmental experiences in relation to the teaching process. Providing an overview of the stages of development, we then look at each stage individually, before moving on to some specific areas of development.

We look at the differences in motivation and how to tune into student's choices, desires, and attitudes, to aid their motivation. The module discusses 7 major theories about motives and their sources, these are:

  1. Motives as behaviour change
  2. Motives as goals
  3. Motives as interests
  4. Motives as attributions about success
  5. Motives as beliefs about self-efficacy
  6. Motives as self-determination
  7. Expectancy-value theory

We illustrate the ways students can be different, and how these differences are reflected in how they learn. We cover topics such as: the way in which individuals prefer to learn, different intelligence types, gifted students, cultural expectations, and gender differences.

Looking at special educational needs. We include how to recognise the signs of certain conditions and how to adapt learning to fit those with additional needs, be they physical, intellectual, sensory, learning or behavioural, so that they may still reach their full potential.

The course discusses the three somewhat complex forms of thinking that are commonly pursued in classroom learning: critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving. The course then goes on to explain how these are stimulated, using two types of instruction: Teacher-Directed and Student-Centred.

 

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: What Is Educational Psychology?
  • Part 2: Present Status and Concerns
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Learning Process
  • Part 2: Major Theories and Models of Learning
  • Part 3: Three key ideas about respondent conditioning
  • Part 4: Cognitivism
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why Development Matters
  • Part 2: Cognitive Development: The Theory of Jean Piaget
  • Part 3: Erik Erikson: Eight Psychosocial Crises of Development
  • Part 4: Moral Development: Forming a Sense of Rights and Responsibilities
  • Part 5: Gilligan’s Morality of Care
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Motives as Behaviour
  • Part 2: Motives as Goals
  • Part 3: Motives as Interests
  • Part 4: Motivation as Self-Efficacy
  • Part 5: Motivation as Self-Determination
  • Part 6: Expectancy X Value: Effects on Students’ Motivation
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Individual Styles of Learning and Thinking
  • Part 2: Gifted and Talented Students
  • Part 3: Gender Differences in the Classroom
  • Part 4: Differences in Cultural Expectations and Styles
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Categories of Disabilities and Their Ambiguities
  • Part 2: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Part 3: Intellectual Disabilities
  • Part 4: Behavioural Disorders
  • Part 5: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why Classroom Management Matters
  • Part 2: Preventing Management Problems by Focusing Students on Learning
  • Part 3: Establishing Daily Procedures and Routines
  • Part 4: Communicating the Importance of Learning and of Positive Behaviour
  • Part 5: Responding to Student Misbehaviour
  • Part 6: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Forms of Thinking Associated With Classroom Learning
  • Part 2: Problem Solving
  • Part 3: Broad Instructional Strategies That Stimulate Complex Thinking
  • Part 4: Mastery Learning
  • Part 5: Student-Centred Models of Learning
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Using the theories and practical examples explained in the Educational Psychology Diploma Course, educators will better understand the psychological processes of learning and development. Using the knowledge provided in the course, they will be able to create improved lesson plans that will encourage and aid their students' learning and improve their own ability to fulfill their roles.

Accreditations

The Educational Psychology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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