Unit 1 Introduction to Psychology
1.1 Definition of Psychology
1.2 Definition of Educational Psychology
1.3 Nature and Functions of Educational Psychology
Unit 2 Fundamentals of Human Development
2.1 Overview of Growth and Development
2.2 General Nature of Growth and Development
2.3 Factors Influencing Child Development
2.4 Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
3.5 Vygotsky’s Theory of Socio-Cognitive Development
Unit 3 Learning
3.1 Definition of Learning
3.2 Learning Theories
3.3 Learning Process
Unit 4 Information Processing
4.1 What is Memory?
4.2 Types of Memory
4.3 What is Forgetting?
4.4 Methods to Improve Memory
Unit 5 Intelligence
5.1 Concept of Intelligence
5.2 Theories of Intelligence
5.3 Individual Difference
5.4 Intelligence Testing
Unit 6 Motivation
6.1 The Nature of Motivation
6.2 Theoretical Perspectives of Motivation
6.3 Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation
The course title is an introduction to Educational Psychology that covers the basic concepts. Its unique approach helps students to understand different psychological concepts by encouraging them to examine their own learning.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
• describe in detail the multidisciplinary nature of Educational Psychology
• explain basic theories derived from various discipline which are related to education
• understand the concept and theories of motivation
Growth and development
introduction to educational psychology
Book Title : Essentials of educational psychology.
Author : Mangal, S. K.
Publisher : Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.