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Course description
  EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

The subject educational psychology gives basic information about the main variables related to students and with a clear impact on learning. It also presents the explanatory theories of the acquisition process of abilities and school competencies, as a result of the learning process, as well as the interactions between interpersonal and contextual variables. This subjects establishes the structure for students to understand their own students’ characteristics and the way of optimizing their learning.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG2 : Plan, organise and manage processes, information, problem-solving and projects. Possess initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to generate new ideas and actions.
  • CG4 : Use the new information and communication technologies to learn, communicate and share knowledge.
  • CG5 : Work in a team, collaborating and leading when necessary.
  • CG6 : Value diversity as a matter of fact and integrate it positively.
  • CG8 : Understand learning as a global, complex and transcendent fact, control one's own learning and mobilise all kinds of knowledge, adapting to new situations and connecting knowledge as a means of creating new knowledge.
  • CG9 : Assess the social and environmental impact of actions taken in one's field.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : Use assessment in its pedagogical function, and not only for accreditation, as an element that regulates and promotes improved teaching, learning and the training process itself, assuming the need for continuous professional development through reflection, self-assessment and research into one's own practice.
  • CE11 : Understand that education in general and teaching and learning processes in particular are complex. Assume that working as a teacher means improving, updating and adapting to scientific, pedagogic, social and cultural change. Understand the importance of taking part in innovation and research projects related to teaching and learning, and of introducing innovative proposals into the classroom.
  • CE2 : Understand the characteristics and conditions in which school learning takes place and indentify how this could affect the development of the students and act as a tutor, focusing on the students and parents of your group. All seeking understanding and cooperation with the families, bearing in mind different family contexts and lifestyles.
  • CE3 : Organise teaching in the framework of the epistemological paradigms of the subjects of the degree course, combining one's knowledge of the discipline with the transversal and multidisciplinary knowledge needed for the respective levels of education, showing one's understanding of the learning aims of the areas of knowledge laid down in the primary education curriculum.
  • CE4 : Motivate and promote the progress of students in school in the framework of comprehensive education and promote their self-learning skills, starting with the targets and content of each educational level, with positive expectations of student progress. All of this while renouncing traditional stereotypes that are external to learning, and developing strategies to avoid discrimination and exclusion.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

1. To understand the current situation of Educational Psychology as a discipline, its study goals and main context.
2. To understand concepts, methods and techniques related to the learning process in the educational context.
3. To analyze and synthesize the most significant explanatory models of school learning.
4. To organize and plan the educational situation, according to the students’ characteristics.
5. To apply the principles of knowledge acquisition to the design and development of teaching.
6. To resolve educational situations through the design of global learning environments in primary education.
7. to develop the capacity of participation and negotiation in cooperative classroom work.
8. To demonstrate the capacity for autonomous work.

 

 

General

Code: 17515
Lecturer responsible:
GILAR CORBI, RAQUEL
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT AND DIDACTICS
    Area: EVOLUTION AND EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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