THEORIES OF HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Course Venue:

Resource Centre Room

DOSATE
DS002
College of Education and External Studies
Course Code: 
PSY6101
Course Credit Units: 
4
Semester: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

This is an introductory course in Educational psychology.  The course exposes students to the nature of psychology, individual and social psychology, and the psychology of human learning. The first part deals with general aspects of psychology, while the second part deals with human learning as it relates to instruction. This course helps student teachers to understand the development of child and how this relates to its learning abilities. It covers the growth stages of a human being; factors influencing growth and development; cognitive, language and moral development and how these relate to learning.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Appreciate various personalities and differences in behavior patterns
  • Demonstrate appropriate coping and management strategies regarding psychological challenges such as stress, indiscipline and low self-esteem
  • Examine various elements and types of learning theories
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge into real life experiences

 

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
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