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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

COURSE ORIENTATION + Foundations of Educational Psychology

This course sets out to provide an introduction to educational psychology. It includes a variety of voices and perspectives from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope offer a historical and conceptual overview of the field, classified broadly under the terms "behaviorism," "brain developmentalism," and "social cognitivism." This is followed by four quite different practical examples of educational psychology at work. Dorothy Espelage discusses her work on the social and emotional conditions of learning in her research into bullying at school. Denice Hood gives an example of the application of psychology to educational counseling. George Reese speaks about "productive struggle" in learning. And finally, Joe Robinson-Cimpian discusses the application of quantitative psychology to analyze test results for the purposes of school and curricular placement....
Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Foundations of Educational Psychology: Conditioned Reflex, Behaviorism and Human Intelligence9m
Reading7 readings
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take This Course As a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Additional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Brain Developmentalism and Social Cognitivism

In this module, we explore the main theories and theorists in approaches to educational psychology that we call "brain developmentalism" and "social cognitivism."...
Reading
2 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Social Cognitivism11m
Reading2 readings
Additional Resources10m
Additional Resources10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Social and Emotional Conditions of Learning and Student Development

This module and the following one present four leading educational psychologists from the University of Illinois demonstrating the range of applications of educational psychology. In this module, Dorothy Espelage explores the socio-emotional conditions of learning, with a particular focus on her research into bullying. Then, Denice Hood discusses student development....
Reading
9 videos (Total 61 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Face to Face and Cyberbullying: The Connections3m
Sexual and Gender Based Bullying5m
Socio-ecological Perspectives4m
Can We Reduce Bullying?3m
A Focus on Bystanders5m
Social-Emotional Learning Approaches to Bully Prevention14m
Dimensions of Student Development5m
7 Vectors of Student Development8m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Productive Struggle in Learning and Quantitative Psychology

Two more, quite varied applications of educational psychology: George Reese discusses productive struggle, and Joe Robinson-Cimpian the application of quantitative educational psychology at a systems level....
Reading
5 videos (Total 49 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Classifying Students as English Language Learners: What Is at stake?8m
What Happens When the Test Gets Harder, and Students Stay Classified as English Language Learners for Longer?10m
The Effects of Policy Change on the Test Results and Graduation Rates7m
Differences between States and Variation within States: Raising Questions that Require Qualitative Analysis9m

Instructors

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Dr William Cope

Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education
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Dr Mary Kalantzis

Professor
College of Education

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