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Offers a broad overview of the basic principles of educational psychology and its application to teaching. It is designed to give the student a solid understanding of student characteristics, learning theories and their applications, the psychological basis for teaching methods, motivational methods, and measurement and evaluation.
PART I: HOW DO STUDENTS DEVELOP. 2. Cognitive and Language Development. 3. Emotional, Social, and Moral Development. PART II: HOW DO STUDENT DIFFERENCES AFFECT TEACHING? 4. Cultural Diversity. 5. Exceptional Students. PART III: WHAT ARE THE MAJOR LEARNING THEORIES AND HOW ARE THEY USED IN TEACHING? 6. Behavioral and Social Learning Theories and Applications. 7. Cognitive Views of Learning. 8. Cognitive Learning Strategies Applied to Teaching. PART IV: WHAT INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS DO TEACHERS USE? 9. Learning and Instructional Tactics. 10. Problem-Solving, Creativity, and Constructivist Approaches to Instruction. PART V: WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS AND MANAGE THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT? 11. Motivation. 12. Managing the Classroom. PART VI: WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GRADING AND ASSESSMENT? 13. Using Statistics and Evaluation in the Classroom. 14. Classroom Measurement and Assessment.