Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 236 Educational Psychology Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 122 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Assist. pr. dr. Senad Becirovic Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. no email

This course introduces the relationship between education and psychology, description of educational psychology and its functions, the principles and practice of educational psychology, developmental stages (physical, cognitive, emotional, social and moral development), factors affecting learning, current theories of learning (motivation, individual factors, group dynamics, and factors affecting classroom learning).

Students will be able to:
• Name and discuss the major categories of variables that have been studied in educational psychology.
• Name and discuss the major components and techniques of classroom planning, management and instruction that have been addressed in the study of the teaching/learning process.
• Define learning and compare and contrast the factors that cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic theorists believe influence the learning process.

  1. Intro to the course
  2. Learning, Teaching, and Educational Psychology
  3. The Brain and Cognitive Development
  4. Vygotsky’s Sociocultural perspective
  5. The self and social development
  6. Understanding others and moral development
  7. Learner Differences
  8. Midterm
  9. Learning Needs
  10. Culture and diversity
  11. Multicultural education
  12. Motivation in Learning and Teaching
  13. Long term memory
  14. Preparation for final exam
  15. Systematization

  1. Research Methods and Teacher Reflection Assignments and Activities: Understanding Research Studying Teachers’ Knowledge
  2. Independence day
  3. Assignments and Activities: Video Analysis: Observing Cognitive Development Assignments and Activities
  4. Personal, Social, and Moral Development Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions: Fostering Perspective Taking and Social Skills Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions: Fostering Children’s Friendships Assignments and Activities: Video Analysis: Developmental Trends in Friendships

  1. Student Diversity Assignments and Activities: Video Analysis: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
  2. Assignments and Activities: Essay: Identifying Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  3. Midterm
  4. Student Diversity Assignments and Activities: Video Analysis: Culturally Responsive Teaching Assignments and Activities: Video Analysis: The Effective Teacher Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions
  5. Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions: Encouraging Self-Regulation Assignments and Activities: Student Artifact Analysis classmates.
  6. Social Cognitive Perspectives Assignments and Activities: Student Artifact Analysis: Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner
  7. Simulations: Understanding the Causes of Unproductive Student Behavior and Preventing This Behavior
  8. Classroom Management Simulations: Creating Classroom Behavioral Expectations
  9. Memory and Cognitive Processes Cognitive and Linguistic Development
  10. Systematization

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Field trips
  • Student debates
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)135
Term Paper110
Class Deliverables15
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
    • • Anita Woolfolk, Educational Psychology, Twelfth Edition, Pearson, 2014.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)133
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11717
    Preparation for Final Examination13838
    Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
    Seminar / Presentation11010
    Total Workload: 122
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5