FSC2123 The Psychology of Teaching & Learning: Improving Classroom Practice
Use the science of psychology to support your pupils’ learning, teach effective lessons, motivate learners and create the optimum classroom environment using this practical and enlightening course.
In this course delve into the psychology of teaching and learning through exploring aspects of educational psychology and developmental psychology as well as their role in teaching and learning. Examine the processes involved in learning and implement strategies and methods to practically apply this knowledge in the classroom.
Use developmental psychology to improve your classroom practice, explore the development of the learner and recognise the factors which may influence learning and development. Focus on motivation, specifically on how to encourage intrinsic motivation within your pupils. The promotion of self-esteem and a positive self-concept is also examined in this course.
The creation of an effective learning environment (physically, socially and emotionally) is also discussed in order to optimise pupil learning and development. Specific tips and strategies for managing behaviour are also provided before outlining how pupil behaviour can be chosen as the focus for school self-evaluation after studying this course. This course also addresses the essential role that parents play and will support you in involving parents effectively in their child’s learning. The importance of teacher wellbeing, along with strategies to improve teacher wellbeing are also addressed. In this current era, knowledge of child development, learning and behaviour is essential and this course aims to equip teachers with the psychological knowledge to support teaching, pupil learning, assessment and improve pupil behaviour in their classrooms.
- Target Audience: Teachers looking aims be equipped with the psychological knowledge to support teaching, pupil learning, assessment and improve pupil behaviour in their classrooms, from Junior Infants to 6th Class.
- Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
- Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
- Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 1st – August 20th. Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
- Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
- EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
- Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
- Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days of enrollment we will issue you a full refund
- Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail [email protected]
Module 1 – The psychology of learning
- Understand different types of psychology specifically educational psychology and developmental psychology.
- Examine the important relationship between psychology and teaching and learning.
- Appreciate how these branches of psychology can have a positive influence on classroom teaching and learning.
- Explore some interesting and enlightening teaching and learning research by famous relevant psychologists.
Module 2 – The Learner (Part 1)
- Explore key theories of development and understand how these theories can influence learning in a positive way in the classroom.
- Identify key stages in early and later child development with a view towards improving classroom practices.
- Apply strategies to support child development in the classroom.
- Identify pupil behaviour as a focus for SSE.
- Critically evaluate evidence on pupil behaviour from a range of sources as part of the implementation of the SSE process.
Module 3 – The Learner (Part 2)
- Develop an understanding of motivation theory, its relationship to classroom behaviour and how it can be beneficial in the classroom.
- Cultivate and promote resilience in pupils through a range of research-based and practical techniques.
- Understand the negative impact of learned helplessness and low self-esteem and discover how to combat these in the classroom.
- Target the improvement of self-esteem and development of self-concept in pupils.
- Focus on developing social-emotional skills in pupils and improving pupil wellbeing.
- Use aspects of positive psychology to create a positive, resilient classroom environment for teaching and learning.
- Assess the efficacy of current pupil behaviour practices as part of the SSE process.
Module 4 – The Learning Environment
- Understand the importance of the classroom environment and its influence on learning.
- Cultivate the optimum classroom environment for learning using advice from this course.
- Gain an understanding into the psychology of behaviour and use this to choose effective and appropriate classroom management strategies.
- Work with parents to implement behaviour strategies and improve behaviour in your classroom.
- Understand the influence different types of teacher feedback can have on learning and identify effective forms of feedback for pupils.
- Explore peer learning strategies for use in the classroom.
- Use ICT to support behaviour management, wellbeing, motivation, assessment and feedback.
- Design, write, share and implement a self-school evaluation report and a school improvement plan as part of SSE.
Module 5 – The Teacher
- Understand the importance of teacher wellbeing and how to improve teacher wellbeing through a variety of ways.
- Identify and use stress management techniques and mindfulness techniques to improve one’s professional wellbeing.
- Become aware of the importance of building a teacher-pupil relationship as well as explore tips and tricks of how to achieve this.
- Identify and describe teaching styles and associated strategies to teach pupils in the most effective way.
- Reflect the principles underpinning Cosán the National framework for teachers’ learning in relation to this course.
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