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PSY251 Educational Psychology

This course will apply the principles of psychology to children and adolescents in an educational setting. Contemporary research and theory in regard to learning and instruction will be explored. Student diversity based on biological, cultural, motivational, and other sources of student variance and how to address and objectively assess these factors will be discussed. Classroom management, evaluative techniques, cognitive learning theory, conceptualizing student needs in the context of development and family and social variables will also be addressed.