ES4007: Introduction to Psychology in Contexts

ES4007: Introduction to Psychology in Contexts

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Introduction to Psychology in Contexts
Module Code ES4007
Module Tutor Sian Templeton
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module aims to introduce students to common themes, concepts and theories in Psychology that have potential interest and relevance to education.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:

 

motivation;

personality;

behaviour;

learning theories;

obedience and conformity;

intelligence;

learning styles;

self-esteem and self-concept.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

 

1. Demonstrate an understanding of themes, concepts and theories relating to psychology that have potential interest and relevance to education;

2. Identify and describe potential value and application of these ideas in an educational context;

3. Reflect on psychological theories and outline their limitations as well as their potential value;

4. Demonstrate an awareness of the principal theorists associated with ideas discussed;

5. Demonstrate an awareness of the development of psychological theories over time.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Assignment: Individual: 1500 Words
002: 50% Exam: Seen, Closed Book: 1.00 hours
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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