PQE 004 – Educational Psychology – Course Contents

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PQE 004 – Educational Psychology – Course Contents

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PQE 004. Educational Psychology:
Child, Adolescence & Adult Psychology; Human Learning
Category D: Category C: Category B: Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
Human Meaning and scope of Stages and determinants of An introduction to
educational psychology. Development from conception to young adulthood. The intellectual, social, moral and emotional needs of learners.  The needs of special learners. Perception of people and attribution of causes; self-concept; attitudes and
behaviour; Power, authority and civil rights. Psychology of learning and cognition, psychological therapies in the school,
childhood psychopathology. Individual differences in intelligence and learning styles. Cognitive and
behavioural approaches to teaching and
learning. Higher cognitive skills in learning and
Theories of learning;
their classroom implications on various Educational practices. Developmental stages in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Interaction processes within the environment and the influence of this
on intellectual, social and Learning how to learn; barriers to study; identification of students reactions to barriers to study; remedies to
barriers to study; preparation and use of check sheets for instruction; management of a material- based instruction. Communication skills for teachers emotional development.
Development Educational Psychology; human development from
and Human Relevance of Psychology to birth to adulthood. Effects
Learning Teacher Education; Human
Reproduction – Principles of human growth and development; Stages and features of human growth and development – physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and moral; Theories of personality development – Sigmund
of heredity and
environment on the physical, cognitive, social, moral and emotional development of an individual. The relation and application of
psychological principles to educational practice and performance.
Theory, Traits Theory, etc; Individual differences; Heredity and environment; Introduction to the field of Educational Psychology. Role of Psychology in the
Concept of learning; learning theories and their application to classroom situation; Behaviourist, Cognitive, Constructivist theories of learning; transfer of learning; factors affecting learning; motivation; concepts of reward and punishment and their practical application to education; Memory, Rote- Learning and Over-learning; Remembering and Principles, stages and characteristics of human growth and development; To include the cognitive/intellectual, moral, psychomotor/skill, verbal/language, etc dimensions.
Selected theories of personality (Minimum of two theories).
The nature/nurture debate
(Heredity and
forgetting; Effects rural and
urban settings on learning; managing over-crowding in schools.
Psychology and Instruction: Psychological factors that affect learning; Psychological foundations of intelligence, motivation, etc; Individual differences and effect on academic performance; etc.

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