- Name: Principles of Educational Psychology
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: Psychology
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor
Introduces the application of psychology principles of learning and cognitive development.
II: Course Objectives
The course objectives have been aligned with the recommended outcomes from the American Psychological Association and the WNC requirements for sophomore level general education courses. The outcomes students are expected to attain are:
- Knowledge of the major theories of learning.
- Familiarity with research-based best practices for instruction and assessment.
- Clear understanding of the role of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional processes that impact learning, especially learning in classrooms.
- Ability to apply the models of learning, instruction, and assessment to optimize the educational process.
III: Course Linkage
Principles of Educational Psychology can be used for all degrees and certificates of achievement offered at WNC. It is most strongly linked to missions for the General Education Requirement and the two primary transfer degrees, AA and AS. This course also helps students prepare to successfully transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at four year institutions by meeting the AA and AS Student Learning Objectives.
General Education Program Outcomes
Students in this course are expected to show they are making progress towards meeting five of the General Education Student Learning Objectives by demonstrating that they:
- Have college-level reading, writing, and oral communications skills.
- Understand the methods of science.
- Are able to apply the basic principles of social science.
- Possess adequate problem-solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in psychology.
Scheduled PSY-220 classes:
There are currently no PSY-220 classes scheduled for this term.