Psychology – Doctoral Degree 2014
Perspectives in psychology of education
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 2
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: For course attendance prerequisite are undergraduate and Masters courses: School psychology and the psychology of teaching and learning, or equivalent

Course objectives: The course should enable students for deeper understanding of new trends in psychology of education, to enable them for research, monitoring and design of educational, based on new knowledge in this area

Course description: The course discusses the main current issues in psychology of education at the deeper level: selfregulated and complex learning, emotion and learning, motivation, epistemological and other beliefs and attitudes of students, parents and teachers in relation to education, ensuring of education quality, characteristics and ways of improving the teaching profession, psychological research and education policy and other topics.

Learning Outcomes: After the course students will be able to research, monitor and design educational models, based on new knowledge from educational psychology

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