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Fall 2010-2011
PSY 307 (EC)   No Audit

Educational Psychology

Gita Z. Wilder

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

Principles of psychology relevant to the theory and practice of education. Through selected readings, discussion, and classroom observations, students study theories of development, learning, cognition (including literacy), and motivation, as well as individual and group differences in these areas; assessment; and the social psychology of the classroom. The course focuses on how learning by children and adolescents at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels is influenced by their own characteristics and experiences and the various contexts in which they learn: family, school, community and culture.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Average of 6-hour reading per class. Students are required to submit written reflections weekly, on readings assigned. Students will also be required to observe in a local classroom for a total of 12 hours during the semester.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is required for students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). Priority is given to Juniors and Seniors in TPP. Others may enroll with permission of instructor..

Other information:
Each student - alone or with a partner - will assume responsibility for conducting one class session.

Website:  http://blackboard.princeton.edu/pucourse/PSY307_S2010

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21522 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:14 Limit:18