Understanding the learning process is important for students to develop as learners and teachers to effectively facilitate the learning process. This course combines basic principles of learning theory and human adolescent development with effective teaching strategies and classroom management skills. To thoroughly understand the various concepts we will examine our own learning, explore the principles of educational psychology, and focus on how to effectively apply the concepts and strategies to the classroom. Topics covered in Educational Psychology include: the psychological conditions of classroom learning and teaching; understanding the needs of exceptional and diverse children in the classroom; student motivation for learning; cognition and understanding; complex processes of learning; memory; and development, including linguistic, social, personal, and cognitive. A thorough exploration of theory and application combine for connection between learners and classrooms. This class will relate the Educational Psychology writings to the countries we will be visiting.
Field WorkCountry: Malaysia
Date: February 19, 2020
1. Experience a Malaysian School with students and teachers
2. Experience activities with Malaysian students
3. Better understand the leadership issues of Malaysian Educational System
4. Experience firsthand the importance of religious cultures as those cultures related to education of Malaysian youth