For this assignment, you will evaluate and apply concepts from scientific research in educational psychology. Your task is to select a concept and provide an argument, rooted in theory, on why (or how) the concept should or should not be implemented in a specific setting. Ensure that you have a sufficient number of sources. Three or more is a good start.
Students will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and norms in educational psychology. (SLO 1)
Evaluate and apply concepts from scientific research in educational psychology. (SLO 2)
Showcase the connections between educational psychology and other academic or professional areas. (SLO 3)
You may chose to focus on a particular theory, for example Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Piaget’s cognitive development theory or you can focus on the perspectives of a scholar. For example, you might decide to focus on music and art in schools and use Greene’s work to frame your argument. There are many ways to frame your argument, you just need to use theories or theorists presented in this course. (Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Kurt Fischer, William James, Edward Thorndike, Richard E. Mayer, Howard Gardne, Carol Dweck, Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan)
Was there a theme or take-home message?
Was proper background information on the topic given?
Did the main conclusions follow from the material presented?
Were competing explanations or theories considered and dealt with properly?