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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC211
COURSE TITLE:Educational Psychology
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This basic course in psychology of education for prospective teachers explores materials and principles from the various fields of psychology applied to the practical problems of teaching. Baccalaureate course.

PREREQUISITES:
Placement into ENGL101.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The objective of this course is to help students be better equipped to teach others.  Through quizzes, exams, papers, and discussions, students will demonstrate an understanding of:

- how children develop and the ways in which this affects the teaching/learning process
- how individual differences (race, gender, beliefs) impact the teaching/learning process
- how factors outside the classroom (families, peers, socio-economic status) impact the teaching and learning process
- how a variety of  learning theories can be used to create a positive environment and facilitate student learning
- how research based evidence can and should be used to assess student learning and inform teaching

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Applying psychology to teaching
Theories of psychosocial and cognitive development
Student differences
Cultural and socioeconomic diversity
Student variability
Behavioral learning theory/Operant conditioning
Information-processing theory
Social cognitive theory
Constructivist learning theory
Motivation
Classroom management
Instructional approaches
Assessment of classroom learning
Standardized assessment
Reflective teaching

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Snowman, J., McCowan, R., & Biehler, R. Psychology Applied to Teaching, 14th edition.  Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

EVALUATION:
Evaluation will include 15 objective chapter quizzes at 25 points each (375 points); 15  discussion posts at 15 points each (225 points);  an exam over chapters 1-8 consisting of 2 essay questions (200 points);  an exam over chapters 9-15 consisting of 2 essay questions (200 points). Total points 1000.

A = 900 and over

B = 800-899 

C = 700-799 

D = 600-699 

F = 599 and below


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2015

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