- 21 May 2020
- Posted by: Durgesh
- Category: Educational Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Education – UNDER CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
Syllabus: Educational Psychology
- Explain the concept of educational psychology and its relationship with psychology.
- Understand different methods of educational psychology.
- Describe the theoretical perspectives of educational psychology.
- Explain the concepts of growth and development of child and adolescence, and
- underlined general principles of growth and development.
- Describe briefly the periods and the typical characteristics of growth and development during childhood and adolescence.
- Specify the contexts and factors influencing development.
- Explain the theory of cognitive development and its educational implications.
- State the different forms and characteristics of individual differences and the ways of meeting the classroom issues arising out of the differences.
- Identify the learning needs during the different stages of development and adopt appropriate strategies in and out of school to meet the learning needs.
UNIT 1: Educational Psychology in Developmental Perspective
(i) Meaning, nature, scope and relevance of educational psychology
(ii) Methods of educational psychology- observation, experimentation, and case study
(iii)Application of educational psychology in understanding learner
(iv)Growth and Development-Concept, difference between growth and development, and principles of growth and development
(v) Characteristics of development during adolescence in different areas: Physical, social, emotional and intellectual (with reference to Piaget)
UNIT 2: Intelligence, Creativity and Individual difference
(i) Individual difference-concept, nature, factors and role of education
(ii) Intelligence- meaning and nature of intelligence, concept of I.Q, theories of intelligence- Two factor theories, Guildford’s structure of intelligence (SI) model, Gardner’s multiple theory of intelligence.
(iii) Measurement of intelligence- individual and group test, verbal, non-verbal test
(iv) Creativity- meaning, nature and stages of creative thinking, strategies for fostering creativity
UNIT 3: Learning and Motivation
(i) Learning- meaning, nature and factors of learning
(ii) Theories of learning with experiment and educational implications-
(iii) Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, insightful learning and constructivist approach to learning
(iv) Motivation – concepts, types, and techniques of motivation
UNIT 4: Personality and Mental health
(i) Personality- meaning and nature of personality
(ii) Theories- type theory and trait theory
(iii) Assessment of personality- subjective, objective and projective techniques
(iv) Mental health-concept, factors affecting mental health and role of teacher, mental health of teacher.
(v) Adjustment mechanism: Concept and Types