Certificate course in Educational Psychology
With all the different personalities and learning levels of students, the job of a teacher or trainer can be very challenging. How do you accommodate all of these different types of people in your classroom? This educational psychology course will help teachers and trainers improve their teaching methods and fulfill their instructional roles more effectively by introducing them to some really helpful psychology knowledge.
Educational psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with teaching and learning methods, cognitive development, and aptitude assessment of children in
an educational setting. This educational psychology course will begin by explaining the differences between teaching and learning. It will then cover Behaviorism, a
learning theory that reviews operant conditioning and its important implications for teaching. The course will then go through Constructivism, a learning theory that
compares and contrasts two subtypes of constructivism, namely psychological constructivism and social constructivism.
Next, the course will tackle the most common disabilities encountered in the classroom such as learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
intellectual disabilities, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments. You will then learn why working with students with these special
educational needs requires specific skills and strategies to create and deliver effective programs. Finally, the course will review student development and diversity
and discuss the two core elements of student diversity: gender and culture.
Being an educator requires the desire and guts to stand in front of the classroom and teach. But it also requires compassion and special skills for connecting with
different students. This course will be of great benefit to education professionals who would like to improve their