Educational Psychology

Module code: C8899
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Computer based exam

Explore the role that psychological research can play in understanding and supporting educational processes.

Workshops introduce you to material on broad theoretical perspectives of children’s learning, including cognitive development and socio-motivational factors. You’ll also examine specific aspects of children’s academic development, including key curriculum areas such as reading and mathematics.

You will be introduced to current issues and controversies in education, with the opportunity to reflect and discuss in workshops.

Throughout the module, you will be encouraged to consider the implications of psychological research for designing and implementing practical strategies to support learning and socio-emotional development in the educational context.

Module learning outcomes

  • To show appreciation of current issues and controversies in education
  • To determine the ways in which psychological research can support and develop educational practice
  • To critically evaluate empirical research and theory concerning specific areas of children’s academic/educational development