Psychological Foundation of Education

By Dr. Aasia Maqbool   |   Department of Education, University of Kashmir, Srinagar
Learners enrolled: 991
The course “Psychological Foundation of Education” is a Core Course in B.A and Honors in Education under the Choice Based Credit System (CBSE). The course has been meticulously designed to acquaint and enlighten the students about key concepts regarding various theoretical and practical concepts of Psychological Basis of Education and complement the understanding of different topics of Psychological foundations with special reference and focus on significance of Psychological basis of Education, Growth and Development, learning and Motivation, Personality and Environment.
The objectives of this course are to give the target students are as:
To realize the relationship between psychology and education.
To know the patterns of different aspects of human developments and relate this knowledge with Education.
To be acquainted with cognitive approach to development and thus to understand the processes and factors of cognition.
To understand the need of motivation and its effect on learning
To be acquainted with diagnostic ways and provisions for creative children.
To know the concept of personality and its assessment from psychological perspective.
To understand the nature of personality development.
To understand the stages of moral development. 
To know the importance of mental health and mental hygiene.
To understand the role of guidance and counseling at different stages of development.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 09 Aug 2021
End Date : 30 Oct 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2021
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1
Definition of Psychology & its Relationship with Education, Nature & Scope of Educational Psychology & Need for Psychological Approach in Education, 
Methods of Educational Psychology,
Applications of Educational Psychology in Teaching Learning Processes.

Week 2
Areas of Development: Social, emotional and Intellectual
Adolescence: Psycho-Physical Characteristics,
Problems of Adolescents, 
Role of Education at Adolescence Stage.

Week 3
Theories of Development; Psychosocial (Erickson) Mora l(Kohlberg)
Fundamentals of Piagetian Developmental Psychology,
Diagnostic & Remedial Measures, Special provision for Gifted Children to Enable them Face Problems of the Daily Life
Nature, Concept and Factors of Learning, 

Week 4
Transfer of Learning: Its Types & Factors Affecting Transfer,
Maturation, Its Factors of Learning Relation of Maturation With Learning,
Classical Conditioning Theory, Major Phenomena & Practical Implications, 
Trial & Error Theory of Learning: Theoretical Principles and laws of Learning.

Week 5
Operant Conditioning, Learning Theory, Theoretical Principles & Educational Implication, 
Insightful Learning Theory, Laws of Perceptual Organisation & Educational Implications of Insightful Learning, 
Motivation, Theories of Motivation & Techniques to Enhance Motivation, 
Nature Concept and Determinants of Intelligence, 

Week 6
Theories of intelligence, 
Measurement of Intelligence,
Psychological Basis of Human Mental Life : Functions of Human Nervous System,
Psychological Basis of Human Mental Life: Functions of Human Endocrine System.

Week 7
Perception, Principles of Perception and Factors Affecting Perception, 
Attention: Subjective/Objective Factors of Attention, 
Attitudes & Factors that Influence Attitudes,
Measurement of Attitude: Different Tools. 

Week 8 
Creativity: Meaning, Nature and Characteristics of a Creative Person,
Relationship Between Creativity & Intelligence,
Relationship Between Creativity & Mental Health.
Development of Personality,

Week 9
Type Theories of Personality,
Trait Theories of Personality,
Personality Measurement & Tools of Assessment
Concept of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene,

Week 10
Maladjustment and Its Causes,
Symptoms of Maladjustment,
Adjustment Mechanism.

Week 11
Concept of Guidance,
Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological Bases of Guidance Service in Schools,
Meaning, Nature & Scope of Counseling,
The Concept of Counseling: Meaning, Nature & Steps,

Week 12
Types of Counseling,
Necessary Qualities of a Counselor,
Relationship of Guidance, Counseling & Teaching,
Educational Guidance Basic Data Necessary for Educational Guidance.

Books and references

Spear, P.D and Baker,T.B. 1988. Psychology: Perspectives on Behaviour. John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Berk, L.A. 2003. Child Development. Pearson Education, New Delhi
Baren,R.A. 2001. Psychology,Prentice Hall, New Delhi. 
Norman, S. and Richard, C. 1992. Educational Psychology: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.
Elizabeth, B.Harlock. 1997. Child Development. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.
Clifford,C. Morgan. 2000. Introduction of Psychology. Vikas Publishing House PVT.Ltd.
Gibson.1997. Guidance and counseling: Pearson Publisher.
Coleman, J.C 1969 Psychology and Effective Behaviours.scott, Foresman and Company.
Freeman, F.S. 1955. Theory and Practices of Psychological Testing. Holt Publishers.

Instructor bio

Dr. Aasia Maqbool

Department of Education, University of Kashmir, Srinagar
Aasia Maqbool is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, University of Kashmir, Srinagar. She has been teaching various PG and UG Courses in the Department such as Psychological Foundation of Education, Guidance and Counselling, Mental Hygiene and Measurement and Evaluation.She obtained M.Ed and M.A. degrees from the University of Kashmir. She has been awarded Gold Medal for securing first position at masters level. and qualified state level examination SET in 2010 and reputed national level examination UGC NET in 2012. She started her research career in the same University to obtain M. Phil. degree on the topic "Self Concept, Mental Health, and Academic Achievement of Orphan and Non Orphan Adolescents ". She  worked for her Ph. D on the topic, “Self Esteem, Depression, Academic Anxiety and Academic Achievement of Orphan Adolescents”. She has published many research papers in the reputed journals, co-authored 1 book and attended many national and international conferences. She has worked as subject expert of many e contents under MHRD and MOOCs. She is working as CO PI for the project funded by NCERT New Delhi. 

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment and 70% for end term proctored exam.

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