Educational Psychology Syllabus 1 - Seminar in Educational Psychology

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EDUPSY1 provides opportunities for Educational Psychology majors to discuss contemporary issues related to the psychology of learning and teaching. This course is designed to gain strategies to …

EDUPSY1 provides opportunities for Educational Psychology majors to discuss contemporary issues related to the psychology of learning and teaching. This course is designed to gain strategies to better understand how diversity in our society influences student learning in the classroom. This seminar class will specifically explore issues of culture, gender, socioeconomic issues and individuals with special needs, and how these affect a student’s learning and behavior in the context of a Filipino classroom.

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  • 1. SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 1 Counseling and Educational Psychology Department De La Salle University Third Trimester AY 2013-2014     Course Title Course Code Type of Course Faculty Seminar in Educational Psychology 1 EDUPSY1 Lecture Maria Cristina J. Santos, M.S., M Ed.     Schedule of Classes Term Consultation Hours: Contact Details Monday and Wednesday (9:40-11:10) A1704 3rd Term 2013-2014 By appointment Counseling and Educational Psychology Department Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, A1609 maria.cristina.santos@dlsu.edu.ph Course Description : EDUPSY1 provides opportunities for Educational Psychology majors to discuss contemporary issues related to the psychology of learning and teaching. This course is designed to gain strategies to better understand how diversity in our society influences student learning in the classroom. This seminar class will specifically explore issues of culture, gender, socioeconomic issues and individuals with special needs, and how these affect a student’s learning and behavior in the context of a Filipino classroom. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, the students should be able to: LO 1 LO 2 LO 3 LO 4 LO 5 LO 6 Describe diversity in the classroom based on one’s personal experiences as a student. Discuss contemporary educational issues in relation to diverse student backgrounds. Survey relevant literature on learner differences and diversity. Critically think and evaluate on relevant theories in Educational Psychology that are related to learning and teaching. Design and present a learning activity addressing diversity in the classroom. Develop a teaching philosophy that is reflective of one’s value system.
  • 2. Coursework Delivery  Lecture-discussion on trends and issues in Educational Psychology and on some    theories of cognition and learning Self-reflection with guide reflection questions Writing of critical and reflective essays to synthesize learning insights Presentation of the designed learning activity. Course Requirements Individual Learning Logs on The Learning Logs should contain insights synthesized from activities and specific topics discussed in reading the required materials/topics. class. Blog Posts Group Presentation Attendance Active Participation Students will develop and post short integrative essays in response to the topics and group discussions. The word limit is 250. Each student will post a single essay. The presentation of designed learning activity with clarity and fluidity. Active engagement during class discussions is expected. There will be regularly scheduled recitations that will allow everyone in class to present main points of the assigned materials and share insights regarding the topics discussed. Grading System Output  Group Presentation (Final Paper) based on the designed learning activity  Worksheets, Individual Learning Logs & Blog Posts  Attendance  Active Contributions to Class Discussions  Teaching Philosophy  Portfolio Percentage 35% 35% 10% 10% 10% Learning Plan Learning Outcome Learning Activities & Output Overview LO 1 Describe diversity in the classroom based on one’s personal experiences as a - Lecture -discussion - Individual Learning Log 1 Content Expectation and Norm Setting Syllabus (Week 1) Appreciating and Valuing Diversity Learning in a Diverse Classroom
  • 3. student. LO 2 Discuss contemporary educational issues in relation to diverse student backgrounds. LO 3 Survey relevant literature on learner differences and diversity. - Lecture-discussion - Film Viewing - Individual Learning Log 2 - Reflection Paper on Freedom Writers -Reflection Paper on social documentaries -Lecture-discussion LO 4 Critically think and evaluate on -Worksheet/Individual relevant theories in Educational Psychology that are related to learning Reflection Logs 3-6 and teaching. LO 5 Design and present a learning activity addressing diversity in the classroom. -Group Report/Presentation based on the designed learning activity (paper) -Feedbacking and Processing LO 6 Develop a teaching philosophy that is reflective of one’s value system. -Lecture-discussion -Crafting of Teaching Philosophy -Personal Experiences/ Observations (Weeks 2 and 3) Educational Issues on Diversity - Language - Religion/Beliefs - Culture - Gender - Socioeconomic Status - Special Needs (Weeks 4 & 5) Learning and Instruction - Lev Vygotsky’s Social Development - Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory - Information Processing Theory and its implications for instruction - William Glasser’s Choice Theory (Weeks 6 & 7) Educational Issues - Gifted Children - Students with ADHD/ADD - Students with Mental Retardation - Distressed Adolescents - LGBT - Bullying (Weeks 8 – 13) Characteristics of Effective Teachers -Teacher’s Knowledge -Clarity and Organization -Warmth and Enthusiasm References: Abbeduto, L. & Symons, F. (ed), 2006. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Educational Psychology, 5 th Edition. Bruning, R. H., Schraw, G. J., & Ronning, R. R. (2004). Cognitive Psychology and Instruction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice/Merill Hall. Driscoll, M. P. (2005). Psychology of learning for instruction. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. Jarvela, S. (ed), 2011. Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning Knight, L., 2009. Maximun Learning and Teaching: Asian Perspective. Kornhaber, M. et al, 2004. Multiple Intelligences: Best Ideas From Research and Practice. Slavin, R., 2003. Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice, 7th Edition