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ED20126: Educational psychology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit focuses on key concepts in educational psychology, particularly cognitive, developmental and social dimensions.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who have completed this unit will appreciate and be able to explore contemporary issues and theories in educational psychology and will have a greater understanding of their own and others' approaches to learning.

Reflecting on approaches to and factors influencing learning (T, F, A)
Reflecting on own learning (T, F, A)
Reviewing articles, papers (T, F)
Critical engagement with literature (T, F, A)
Written communications (T, F, A )
Working independently (F)
Discussion/oral communication (T, F).

Students will consider the cognitive and affective bases of individual learning, including the role of values and emotion in learning. The role of intelligence, talent & creativity, and the significance of social relationships in learning will be explored. The significance of Attachment Theory. The major theoretical models utilised to examine developmental psychology, particularly those of Piaget and Vygotsky, will be addressed Contemporary issues in educational psychology will be explored, including a variety of learning disorders and difficulties. The role and work of an Educational Psychologist.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED20126 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take either as a Director of Studies approved option within their programme of study or as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

ED20126 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry

ED20126 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AFB04 : BA(Hons) Childhood, Youth and Education Studies (Year 2)
  • UHED-AKB04 : BA(Hons) Childhood, Youth and Education Studies with Professional Placement (Year 2)

ED20126 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 2)
Department of Psychology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.