Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Educational Psychology

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY08105
Module leader: Barbara Piotrowska
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Internationally, inclusion is the current prevailing policy in education. This module will include issues and controversies relating to the inclusion of children with specific educational needs (such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and giftedness) in mainstream education. It will also explore some differing pedagogical approaches and philosophies (‘alternative education') such as Steiner and Montessori. Psychological and pedagogical theories relevant to educational psychology will be covered.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of a range of specific special educational needs.

LO2: Demonstrate knowledge of a range of pedagogical approaches and philosophies.

LO3: Apply relevant psychological theories to issues relating to the inclusion of children with special educational needs.

LO4: Discuss controversies inherent in educational inclusion.

LO5: Develop oral and written communication skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Barbara Piotrowska
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 17
Face To Face Tutorial 5
Online Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1~2~5 11 HOURS= 15 Minutes
Discussion/Participation 10 1~2~3~4 2 HOURS= 500-words total
Essay 60 3~4~5 13 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY08105 Introduction to Educational Psychology