ED 601

Psychological Foundations of Education

Summer 2000

Course Description

This course is designed to study the social science foundation of education. It provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology that relate to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and management. Study of these theories gives teachers a basic understanding of human nature as it applies to education and should provide insights into further education courses in content, methodology and practice.


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