2117 Educational Psychology

Course Description

The nature of educational psychology, personality dynamics, exceptional child, learning and motivation.

Learning Objective

  • On successful completion of the course, the learner should be able to:
  • 1. Define the concept of learning;
  • 2. Explain what is meant by human learning;
  • 3. Discuss why psychologists prefer the use of lower organisms for psychological experiments;
  • 4. Explain Thorndike’s theory of learning; 5. Describe Skinner’s Operant conditioning theory of learning; 6. Discuss Pavlov’s Classical conditioning theory of learning; 7. Explain Gestalt theory of learning; 8. Discuss the implications of theories of learning for human learning; 9. Specify basic ratio of reinforcement; 10. Explain factors affecting learning; 11. Discuss how teachers can sustain interest in learning.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • Introduction to Educational Psychology, Frank O.Ingule,Ruthie C.Rono&Phillomena W.Ndanibuki

Times Offered

  • September
  • January

Course Prerequisite

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