Student Psychology

By Dr. S. Renukadevi   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai
Learners enrolled: 4237
According to John Adams, “Teacher should know John as well as Latin”. Here John means student and Latin means content of the teaching. Therefore, it is necessary for the teachers to know about the Students’ Psychology in terms of their Abilities, Interest, Attitudes, Needs, Stages of Development and previous level of Learning. This course will help teachers in understanding the Psychology of the Technical Students so that it will help them to redefine their classroom activities in this technology era. 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 3
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 01 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2023
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Course layout

  • Week 1: Teaching Learning Process
  • Week 2: Student Characteristics, Types and Problems 
  • Week 3: Psychological Tests and Inventories
  • Week 4: Student Motivation
  • Week 5: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Week 6: Emotional and Social Development
  • Week 7: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Week 8: Counselling Skills and Summary

Books and references

  1. Sharma, R.A. (2007).  Training Technology. Meerut : Surya Publications.
  2. Sharma, R.A.(2007). Psychology of Teaching-Learning Process. Meerut : Surya Publications.
  3. B.Mukhopadhyay(1997). Motivation in Educational Management. New Delhi : Sterling Publishers.
  4. Barki & Mukhopadhyay.(1995). Guidance and Counselling. New Delhi : Sterling Publishers.
  5. Agochya, D.(2010). Life competencies for adolescents. New Delhi : Sage Publications.
  6. Davies, I.K.(1971). Management of Learning. Berkshire : McGraw Hill.
  7. Dusay. (1980). Egograms. New York : harper & Row.
  8. Goleman, D.(1996). Emotional Intelligence. New York : Bantom Books.
  9. Anastasi. (2016). Psychological Testing. New Delhi : Pearson Education.
  10. Psychological Tests.

Instructor bio

Dr. S. Renukadevi

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai
Dr. S. Renukadevi holds a Doctorate in Computer Applications (Engg. Education), Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling and Masters in Computer Applications. She has 29 years of experience in Teaching and Research. Her expertise includes Pedagogy, Training Technology, Educational Psychology, Soft Skills, Gender Studies, Guidance and Counselling, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Healing Techniques (Reiki, Energy and Music).  She has conducted an International School Psychology Conference in India. She has organized Workshops, Symposiums and Conferences. She is affiliated to psychology organisations such as IAAP (Regional President), ISPA and InSPA(State President, TN). She has authored several research papers and chapters in books. She has produced 5 Ph.D. dissertations and currently guiding 2 scholars in Engineering Education. She has attended several National and International Conferences. She has visited Germany, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Malta. Her interest in Student Psychology has resulted in new methodologies in teacher training. She is a trained NLP practitioner. Her current focus area is on Well Being of Students and Teachers. 

Course certificate


Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of November (tentative)
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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