Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

EDU8049 : Learning and Social Environment

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

In developing the professional repertoire of educational psychologists in training we include here the understanding and assessment of the teaching and learning environment, children’s development, learning styles and approaches. In relation to children’s development we will consider their cognitive, emotional, social and communication abilities all within a situational context / an ecological framework. We will introduce good models of teaching and classroom management techniques that are found in a range of educational settings. As the first module on this professional training programme the module introduces effective psychological assessment, intervention and evaluation within these learning environments. In developing the skills in applying evidence to practice it also introduces research methodology and critical reading and writing.

This module provides an opportunity to consider conceptual and theoretical aspects of professional issues. In the assignment students are required to focus on the application of research within one of the following:

• The development of learning through play;
• The development of literacy;
• The development of language and social communication;
• The development of social interaction.

Outline Of Syllabus

Child development and other key areas of psychology
Pedagogical approaches
Social and physical learning environments
Observation: methods and techniques
Introduction to group and individual intervention
Assessment: theory and methods
Research methodology
Critical academic reading and writing
Knowledge of Educational Systems
Ethics and professional responsibility

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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