EPSE 307: Educational Applications of Developmental Theories
The course covers the key developmental theories and theories of learning: Behaviorism, information processing, constructivism and social-emotional development. The course also covers key theories of motivation and the concepts of mindset, mastery/performance orientation and Self Determination Theory. Theories of intelligence and multiple intelligences are also covered in this course.
EPSE 308: Understanding Diverse Learners
The course discusses how gender, race/ethnicity, cultural background, social class, sexual orientation and (dis)ability shape the experience of learners inside and outside the classroom. Based on an understanding of how these identity categories shape learning, approaches for the creation of equitable classroom environments are discussed.
EPSE 310: Assessment and Evaluation
The course prepares students to create high quality, valid, reliable and fair tools of assessment. The concepts of assessments for, as, of learning are covered. Tools of assessments like rubrics, rating scales, multiple choice questions, matching questions and essay questions are compared and analyzed.
EPSE 311: Creating Supportive Learning Environments
The course discusses the benefits of creating a sense of community in the classroom and strategies for creating this sense of community. Problem behaviors are analyzed in terms of the unmet needs that cause them and strategies are discussed for creating an evironment where students can satsify their unmet needs through prosocial behaviour as opposed to disruptive behavior.
PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology
The course introduces the discipline of scienctific psychology. Different methods of designing experiments in Psychology are covered. The five main psychological perspectives: Evolutionary, biomedical, cognitive, behavioral, and sociocultural are presented and applied to the study of different mental phenomena like depression, anxiety, obedience, and altruism.