This course acknowledges that teaching and learning are, and always have been, an integral aspect of human interaction.
All people teach, all people learn. Individually and in collaborative groups, you will investigate the application of educational psychology principles to teaching and learning. You will develop a foundation of knowledge and experiences that will help you in making sound decisions as a professional in the field. In this class, you will learn about the cognitive, social, emotional, developmental, motivational, and contextual factors that impact teaching and learning.
These educational psychology concepts will be tied to classroom applications such as behavior management, teaching methods, testing, and motivating students. It is my belief that through a deep and critical understanding of educational psychology theory and how it relates to the practice of teaching you will become more aware of your students, the classroom, and how to best support their learning process. A central goal of this course is to bring together research and practice, arming you with theoretical and practical tools so that you can be a great teacher.
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.