Professional Certificate in Education Psychology

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course provides an overview of the major concepts and principles in the field of educational psychology that form the foundation for learning and teaching. It discusses the application of  these concepts to enhancing learning and teaching. Thus, it examines the key theories of development and learning to aid in the understanding of how learners learn, how educators can be more effective in their teaching, and in creating a positive classroom experience; be it in the context of mainstream or special needs,  where appropriate learning support is essential. It also looks into sociocultural factors impacting on, and the use of ICT in, teaching and learning. An overview of the assessment and reporting processes are also included as these are key in evaluating and communicating effectiveness of the educational efforts to stakeholders.

Course Benefits

1. Have knowledge of what is learning and teaching, reflective practice as a teacher or when one is in the role of teaching, the developmental domains in human development, theories of development and learning. 1.1. Define basic concepts in reflective practice and use of research in improving teaching.
1.2. State ethical issues in educational research.
1.3. Define basic concepts in theories of development and learning.
2. Understand the theories of development and learning and their application on the learner and learning, as well as on the teacher and teaching; including the need for appropriate classroom management. 2.1. Identify the key factors that influence effective learning in children and adolescence.
2.2. Identify the tenets of the various theories of development in relation to learning and teaching.
2.3. Describe the strategies for learning and appropriate classroom management in order to set up a conducive learning environment and to mitigate problem behaviors in the learning situation.
3. Apply and analyze the concepts in educational psychology to the classroom or any teaching context, which impacts on both the learner and the teacher, including learners with special needs. 3.1. Interpret learning needs of diverse learners.
3.2. Discuss classroom strategies to facilitate learning.
3.3. Explain how the theories aid in understanding and planning of teaching to impact on learning

Course Outline

  • Educational psychology for learning and teaching
  • Emerging skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Social, emotional and moral development
  • Behavioral views of learning
  • Cognitive explanations of learning
  • Humanist approaches to learning
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Intelligence and creativity
  • Learning support needs and inclusive education
  • Assessment and reporting
  • Creating a positive classroom
  • Sociocultural factors in the learning process
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) in learning and teaching

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.