Chapter One Meaning And Relevance Of Educational Psychology 1a i). Define the term Educational Psychology 1.0 Definition Of Educational Psychology. What is Educational Psychology? We cannot define Educational Psychology without knowing what psychology is. Psychology is defined as the scientific discipline that studies animal and human behavior and mental process. As a science psychology is … More Educational Psychology: What is Educational Psychology?
Chapter One Meaning And Relevance Of Educational Psychology 1a ii). Analyze some of the areas of Educational Psychology particular significant in the teaching process. The concerns of Educational Psychology Educational Psychology is concerned with the learning situation. The learning situation involves group dynamics as they operate to affect learning. Educational Psychology is concerned with the … More Educational Psychology: What are some of the areas commonly used areas of Educational Psychology in the teaching process?
1a iii). Explain the relevance of educational psychology in the teaching process. Relevance of Education Psychology The issue of relevance of Educational Psychology to the teacher is of great importance. The relevance emanates from the fact that teachers in the schools do not teach Educational Psychology. They teach other disciplines. For example English language, Mathematics, … More Educational Psychology: What relevance does educational psychology bring to the teaching process?
Chapter One Meaning And Relevance Of Educational Psychology 1a iv). Examine the use of pre-scientific methods in the teaching process. 1.0.1 The pre-scientific methods teachers use. Pre-scientific methods are those that are not founded in any scientific research or theory. These are methods that have not been tested for their applicability or validity. When the … More Educational Psychology: What do we mean by the term pre-scientific methods? What bearing do they have on the teaching process?
Chapter One Meaning And Relevance Of Educational Psychology 1a v).Give an in-depth appraisal of the pre-scientific approach in teaching. 1.0.1 An Appraisal of the pre-scientific approach A lot can be said about the negative effects of using the pre-scientific approach to teaching. However, we need to note that these methods may not be entirely wrong. … More Educational Psychology: Can you give an in-depth appraisal of the pre-scientific method?
2a i).Give an analysis of some of the focus areas of educational psychology. Focus areas of Educational Psychology What the focus areas of Educational Psychology? The focus area can also be referred to as the elements of teaching-learning situation. They are: The subject matter The Learner The learning process The learning environment The social climate … More Educational Psychology: What are some of the focus areas of Educational psychology?
2a ii). Examine the Relevance of Learning in Today’s society. The Relevance of Learning This is a question of why we should be concerned about learning. When we hear about learning most of us think about studying and school. We think about subjects, for example, mathematics, languages, geography, history, biology and so on. But … More Educational Psychology:What relevace does Learning have in Today’s society?
2a iii). Define the term learning. Explain the various types of Learning. Definition of the term learning What is learning? The behaviorists define learning as an enduring change in behavior potentiality, which occurs as a result of reinforced practice. Cognitive psychologists define learning as the mental activity by means of which knowledge, skills, habits, attitudes, … More Educational Psychology: What is learning? What are the various types of learning?
2a iv).Analyze the concept of classical conditioning in teaching Classical conditioning Classical conditioning is also referred to as respondent learning. It is a simple form of learning through associations. Normally people tend to associate events that occur together in time and place. These events are said to be contiguous because the appearance of one indicates … More Educational Psychology: What is classical conditioning and what impact does it have on the teaching process?
2 b i). Explain the principles of classical conditioning Principles of classical conditioning The principle of reinforcement When the dog is put in the experimental situation and the tone is sounded and then food is given this constitutes reinforcement. The food is a pleasant event presented to the dog and it constitutes positive reinforcement The … More Educational Psychology: What are the principles of classical conditioning?
2b ii). Explain the application of classical conditioning to the teaching-learning process today Application of classical conditioning to the teaching-learning process In this section, I have looked at the aspects of classical conditioning, which are applicable in the classroom setting. The aspects are the following: The learning environment From classical conditioning, we learn that it … More Educational Psychology: What is the essence of the application of classical conditioning to the teaching-learning process?
2b iii). Explain the concept of operant conditioning as per the teaching process Operant Conditioning Operant conditioning is the second type of simple learning through association. There are differences between learning through classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Operant learning is a little more complex than classical conditioning. Its complexity is observed in the following ways: … More Educational Psychology: What do we mean by the term “operant conditioning” in realtion to the teaching process?
2b iv). Explain the application of operant conditioning in the teaching-learning situation. Application of operant conditioning in the teaching-learning situation In operant conditioning, reinforcement is a key element in learning. The principle is that reinforcement strengthens behavior and makes it more probable. This means that reinforced behavior has the chance of occurring again and … More Educational Psychology: How is operant conditioning applied in the teaching- learning dynamic today?
2c i). Identify the place of the Social Learning Theory in today’s classroom. Social Learning Theory This type of learning is also referred to as observational learning. The theory is based on the belief that people acquire knowledge, belief, attitudes, and values through observing others in their social world, (Atkinson, 1990). Children observe their … More Educational Psychology: What does the Social Learning Theory entail? How is it applied in the teaching process?
2c ii). Examine the usefulness of the Insightful Learning in today’s teaching environment. Insightful Learning This type of learning is also referred to as field learning. It is a cognitive type of learning which focuses on the use of mental process like thinking, perception, and insight in the solution of the problems confronting the learner. This … More Educational Psychology: What does the term “Insightful Learning” mean and what bearing does it have on the teaching-learning process?
2c iii). Identify the role of Information process system in teaching Information process system The information processing system deals with the ability of the human mind to take in information (encode). Store it by maintaining it in memory and the ability to retrieve or recover information from memory. There are a number of theories of … More Educational Psychology: Does the Information process system have a role to play in the teaching process?