Ireland - Educational Psychology
Dr. Kim Rynearson
Dr. Jamie Borchardt
March 9 - 17, 2019
PSYC 3303 - Educational Psychology (Online)
An application of psychological theories and principles to teaching and learning. Topics will include theories of human development, learning, and motivation, and how these impact the processes of teaching and learning. The course will also include the impact of cultural diversity on the learning process and standardized testing.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to understand basic facts, research findings, terminology, principles, and theories important to teaching and learning. The students will develop skills and techniques for teaching and motivating students to learning.
Undergraduate students will meet the following knowledge outcomes upon completion of this course and study abroad experience.
- Describe how psychological theories and models are applied to classrooms, learners, teachers, and education.
- Articulate how variations in development (i.e., cognitive, social, emotional, and personal), cultural and community influence learners.
- Discuss the role and use or standardized assessment and other evaluation methods.
- Expand their knowledge of similarities and differences between the educational systems in the United States and Ireland.
- Demonstrate knowledge of global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
- Understand his/her culture in a global and comparative context.
- Understand how his/her intended field is viewed and practiced in different cultural contexts.
- Understand intercultural communication concepts.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a single culture other than their own.
- Analyze how the study abroad experience enabled them to apply what they have learning in their coursework to the real world.
- Evaluate how the study abroad experience expanded their views of academic, political, social, cultural, and/or economic environments and prepared them to contribute to global society.
Students enrolled in this course will complete a 10-day study abroad experience during the semester that also serves as an applied learning experience. The study abroad experience will allow students to study how early childhood and elementary education is structured and delivered in Italy as compared to the United States. This experience will provide an unique opportunity to observe and compare educational practices in Italy to those of the United States. In preparation for this experience, students will be asked to complete additional reading, engage in online discussion about cultural differences in educational systems, complete a study abroad case study project and submit an e-portfolio reflection on the experience.
PSYCH 3303: Educational Psychology
Does not include tuition, fees, insurance/tip costs, and any applicable discounts offered by EFTours.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas "If Applicable" well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel.
International Education Scholarship
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