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  • Eds220 week 1

    1. 1. EDS 220-EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGYWeek 1: Introductions Dr. Evrim Baran Department of Educational Sciences Middle East Technical University
    2. 2. DR. EVRIM BARANevrimbaran.comebaran@metu.edu.trlinkedin.com/in/evrimbarantwitter.com/evrimbdiigo.com/user/evrimb
    3. 3. Course objectives •Gain basic understanding of Educational Psychology in terms of its definition, significance, and implications in education •Learn basic principles, terminology, theories and research findings regarding the theories of human development and learning. •Examine key conceptual frameworks of educational psychology, and analyze their use in the classroom. •Identify various approaches to organizing the classroom and the effects of these approaches on the learning environment, classroom management, and motivation. •Understand how individual experiences, abilities, and prior learning influence student learning and academic success in schools today.
    4. 4. Required Textbook Yıldırım, A., Güneri, O., & Sumer, Z. (2002). Development and Learning. SeçkinYayıncılık. Address: SeçkinYayıncılık, SağlıkSokak No: 19/B 06410 Sıhhiye, Ankara
    5. 5. Course Requirements and Grading • In-class activities • Student presentations • Examinations • Extra Credit 20% In-class activities 20% Student presentations 20% Midterm Exam 40% Final Exam
    6. 6. Course Policies • Course attendance • Course Notes • Academic Dishonesty • Make up Exam
    7. 7. Discovering Educational Psychology •Knowledge of subject matter •Knowledge of students and learner characteristics •Knowledge of educational theories and research •Teaching skills and strategies •Interpersonal skills
    8. 8. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
    9. 9. How people learn? http://www.learner.org/resources/series172.html
    10. 10. Next week Read Chapter 1: Study of development and learning Be ready to reflect on these questions: •Think about good teachers you had at secondary school level or earlier. What characteristics did these teachers have in common? •How do you define good teaching? •What areas of developmental characteristics may be most significant for teachers in establishing an effective learning environment?

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