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Emily-Paige Montgomery epmontgomery@crimson.ua.edu
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BEP 305-001
Introduction to Educational Psychology
What it is and Why it Matters
January 13, 2017
Housekeeping Items:
Read syllabus thoroughly and carefully, if you haven’t already; a few updates added
yesterday (changes summarized on Blackboard).
Notes: slides will be on Blackboard; however you’re strongly encouraged to take your own
notes as well (individual accountability on group projects, application-based questions on
quizzes and finals)
Complete your Student Introduction and be prepared to send your Collaborative Work
Group Selections by Friday, January 20 (look for instructions on Blackboard)
Clicker channel: 13
Mentoring Notes:
Complete Mentor Survey by Wednesday, January 18 (Availability and other information
useful for matching with mentee; link will be active by the end of the day)
Knowledge Artifacts and Mastery Model
As you read in the syllabus, your group will have the option to revise each of the four
Knowledge Artifacts
This is based on a “Mastery Model” philosophy that we will explain more in the upcoming
Motivation module
Study of this class has found that students always benefit from revisions
Educational Psychology is…
Learning how students/people learn
The study of learners and learning, including topics like:
o The nature of development
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o Diversity among learners
o Motivation
o Instruction
o Classroom management
o Assessment
Research is used to assess processes (Placement, instruction) as well as outcomes (test
scores, graduation rates, specific competencies, etc.)
Educational Psychology is Essential for…
Building your educational wheelhouse
Effective Teachers…
Have strong theoretical knowledge about how people learn (Cognitive Psychology)
Know and understand when children are ready to learn particular things (Developmental
Psychology)
Know how to pride and differentiate instruction in developmentally and cognitively
appropriate ways (Learning Theory and Pedagogy)
Effective teachers help students:
Learn how to learn and self-regulate (Motivation Module)
Develop personally, socially, emotionally, and morally (Development module)
Learning with understanding (Learning module)
Orient and respond to social environment (Classroom Management module)
Seven Guiding Principles of Teaching and Learning
Principle #1: An in-depth knowledge of students must drive teacher decision-making
More than knowing your students’ name, but knowing how each student individually
learns and what works best for each student
Knowing that you cannot expect your students to complete the hardest lesson of the day,
at the end of the day because students have a drop usually after lunch
This knowledge influences:
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