If you work in a school or educational setting, understanding learning, thinking, motivation and the ability to comprehend and retain knowledge is essential.
The Certificate of Educational Psychology is an online professional development course that will introduce you to the theories, principles and practices of educational and learning psychology. Taking you through the psychology of the learner, educational needs and learning environments, you will develop an understanding the psychology of learning, education and teaching.
Psychological theory, models and methods will be related to the practice of educational psychology, including assessment and intervention. The course will also explore the challenges of different learning styles, classroom and behaviour management and discipline.
On completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation of the theory of educational psychology and how it contributes to planning and implementing a learning program in a positive educational environment.
Unit: Educational Psychology
Introduction -Development & Learning Theory
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Assimilation and Accommodation
Piaget’s Stages of Development.
The Evolution of Behavioural Theories of Learning
Thorndike’s Theory of the Law of Effect
Skinner’s Theory of Operant Conditioning
Principles of Behavioural Learning; Reinforcers
Positive and Negative Reinforcement
The Premack Principle
Information Processing Theory
A Model of Information Processing
Division of Long-Term Memory
Memory Retention & Loss
Remembering and Forgetting
Inhibition and Facilitation
Primacy and Recency
The QAIT Model
Quality of Instruction
Appropriate Levels of Instruction
Between-Class Ability Grouping
Within Class Ability Grouping
Effective Use of Ability Groups
What is the Constructivist View
Top Down or Bottom Up Processing
Activating Prior Knowledge
Factors Affecting Motivation
Behavioural Learning Theory
Human Needs Theory; Dissonance Theory
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Attribution Theory Expectancy Theory;
Providing Incentive to Learn
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I like the flexibility offered (completing the course in my own time and timeframe) The lecture notes are structured quite systematically.
I wish there are more further references included for further reading. Overall, I had a good experience.
L. Sugeng, Doncaster, VIC | Certificate of Educational Psychology
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.