EDN 203 - Psychological Foundations of Teaching Credit Hours: 3
A study of the major psychological variables that influence learning in schools and their applications to teaching. Addresses theories and systems of learning (behavioral, cognitive, constructivist, and humanistic); major developmental processes and typical characteristics; and principles of motivation. Variables explaining and accounting for individual differences will be examined, including cultural aspects of learning and special needs learners. Students will learn about practices associated with effective teaching, including classroom management, and standards for valid assessment of student learning. Partially satisfies University Studies II:Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors.
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