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Educational Psychology Overview (01:47)


Educational psychology involves the study and analysis of how students learn and develop: pedagogical methods; classroom environment; and instructional design.

Learning Goals (02:58)

Social goals prepare students to become productive and contributing members of society; moral goals address individual purpose and encourage ethical behavior; and cognitive goals hone efficient and effective thinkers. Hear benefits of cross-cultural education.

Teaching and U.S. Public Education (03:26)

The job of a teacher skilled in pedagogy is to provoke thinking. Hear quotes about teachers from early 20th century educational philosophers and math/reading proficiency statistics from 2009. Reading tests assess general knowledge and the ability to decode word symbols in relation to cognitive context.

Intelligence Models (02:01)

Since the I.Q. test, psychologists developed theories guiding student placement and curriculum development. Learn about Experts discuss Howard Gardner's eight intelligence types, Robert Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence, and the concepts of fluid and emotional intelligence.

Learning and Development (02:46)

Educational psychologists seek to understand how people learn in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Teachers should engage the student and explain material relevance. Functionalist theories deal with practical ways education serves society while behaviorist theories apply operant conditioning principles to control classroom environments.

Educational Development Theories (02:15)

Jean Piaget credited children's natural instincts and curiosities as their source of cognitive development. Experts discuss Lev Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory.

Learning Theories and Models (03:48)

In constructivism, students take charge of learning, rather than receiving knowledge. Motivation theory increases student self-esteem by promoting self-reliance and self-determination. Learn about the attention perception memory retrieval continuum and the Atkinson-Shiffrin memory model.

Classroom Management (02:25)

Students, teachers, and administrators engage in dynamic interactions. A high school teacher explains why some students misbehave or break classroom rules. Hear Davis' teaching objectives in educational psychology.

Student Misbehavior (02:04)

Teachers operate as socializing agents, regulating emotional and behavioral development. Children may resist boundaries but boundaries show they are cared for. Disruptive behavior often results from adversity or difficult home environments.

Classroom Management Principles (01:57)

Classroom management includes teacher actions engaging students or eliciting cooperation. Teachers should help students separate themselves from their behavior, establish clear classroom rules, acknowledge appropriate behavior, provide prompt responses for inappropriate behavior, and be consistent with rewards and consequences.

Special Education (01:13)

Special needs children range from mentally or physically challenged to academically gifted students. Legislation passed in 1997 qualifies 10% of public school students to receive special education services. An alternative school principal discusses empowering students with academic confidence.

Evaluation and Improvement (03:22)

U.S. public school teachers want to instill a love of learning in students. Teachers have more latitude in pedagogy than curricula. Educational psychology research attempts to discover trends or problems in education systems or processes.

Educational Psychology Technology (01:17)

Basic literacy is a public education goal. The interaction between technology and the application of psychological principles holds promise for advancing humanity. Applied educational psychology provides services in institutions and help increase learning and personality function.

Credits: Educational Psychology in the Classroom (00:37)

Credits: Educational Psychology in the Classroom

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Educational Psychology in the Classroom



This program explores instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, organizational learning, special education, and classroom management. It outlines the cognitive, academic, social, and moral goals of learning; presents behavioral, cognitive, functionalist, and constructivist theories of learning; and looks at qualitative and quantitative methods of pedagogical analysis. The program also considers the effects of such factors as intelligence, motivation, reading level, culture, and disability on student comprehension and learning.

Length: 33 minutes

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Copyright date: ©2010

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