HDLC Courses

Courses are listed with a projected schedule (PS) that includes the term and session. For example, Winter Term 1 (W1), Winter Term 2 (W2), Summer Term 1 (S1), and Summer Term 2 (S2A and S2B).

This projected schedule may change; for planning purposes, please refer to the Student Service Centre  for the final schedule.

 

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Educational psychology integrates both psychological theories and educational practices. This introductory course will focus on understanding how people learn and grow while considering these in relation to cultural contexts and other important influences such as development, relationships, the self, and more.  As we explore the different ways that people learn we will also consider what it means to learn—both for ourselves and for others—as well as how to improve the conditions for learning in schools and other contexts.

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 301 | Introduction to Educational Psychology – PS: W2

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of theories about how children develop, learn and grow up in a diverse society and how an understanding of development and diversity can inform educational practice.

Credits: 4

Course Link:EPSE 308 | Development, Learning and Culture in the Classroom – PS: W1

Introduction to research in education and educational psychology, including cognitive, sociocultural, and technological approaches to teaching and learning in diverse contexts, and cognitive, social and emotional development across the lifespan.

Program Area:
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Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 501 | Seminar in Human Development, Learning and Culture – PS: W1

Introduction to social and psychological research on language and literacy development, including reading and writing, individual differences, cross-cultural trends, atypical development, and language changes that result from aging.

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2. Learning Disabilities MA Additional Content Requirements (choose 3 credits)

Course Link:EPSE 502 | Cognition, Language and Literacy Processes in Education – PS: S2A (odd years)

Investigates sociocultural research, pedagogies, and historically significant and emerging concepts, including situated learning, development as cultural participation, knowledge / identity, mediation, artifacts. Formal and informal learning environments are discussed, designed, and critically analyzed.

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Course Link:EPSE 503 | Cultural Perspectives on Learning, Development and Media – PS: W2

Investigates a range of developmental theories and research relevant to education. Topics address biological, social/emotional, and cognitive development, as well as contexts and factors influencing developmental wellbeing, including families, peers, schools, and communities.

Program Area:
HDLC

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 505 | Foundations in Human Development: Infancy to Adulthood – PS: W2

Examination of theoretical approaches to human development, learning, and culture relevant to education. Topics rotate given faculty expertise. Students are encouraged to explore their research interests within the context of the course.

Program Area:
HDLC

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 511 | Special Topics in Human Development, Learning, and Culture – PS: S1

Participants in this course will explore different theoretical perspectives applied to the study of self-regulation, consider implications of research on self-regulated learning in educational contexts, and identify practices that have been shown to empower learners and learning in a variety of “activities” within and outside of schools, from the early years through adulthood. Participants will have opportunities for personalized learning, and will be supported to forge research/theory-practice/policy connections as relevant to the contexts in which they are working.

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 583 | Fostering Self-Regulated Learning [Formerly EPSE 565R] – PS: S2B

Historical and methodological foundations of contemporary studies on motivation. An interdisciplinary review, including how models of motivation differentially impact approaches to pedagogy, curriculum, and other aspects of learning in and beyond schools and communities of practice.

Section:

2. Learning Disabilities MA Additional Content Requirements (choose 3 credits):

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 584 | Motivation in Education – PS: W2

Examines theoretical foundations and current research on the promotion and evaluation of social and emotional development and learning in schools and community settings, including cooperation, group interaction, moral education, and classrooms as social systems. Prerequisite: EPSE 505 or equivalent.

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2. Learning Disabilities MA Additional Content Requirements (choose 3 credits)

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 585 | Social and Emotional Development in Education – PS: W1

EPSE 598 Field Experiences Advanced Masters Practicum in School and Applied Child Psychology. This practicum is for master’s students in School and Applied Child Psychology taking additional advanced practicum beyond the core masters practicum experiences.

Prerequisite: Admission to the School Psychology MA or MEd Program

Course Link:EPSE 598 | Field Experiences – PS: TBA

Advanced research in human development, learning, and culture across perspectives from educational psychology. Topics rotate given faculty expertise. Students are encouraged to explore their research interests within the context of the course.

Program Area:
HDLC

Credit: 3/6

Course Link:EPSE 604 | Advanced Topics in Human Development, Learning, and Culture – PS: Either W1 or 2

Designed primarily for graduate students preparing for post-secondary teaching. Examination of issues from the standpoint of research in educational psychology, including principles of learning, instructional technology, assessment, as well as developing, organizing, and evaluating instruction.

Program Area:
HDLC

Credits: 3

Course Link:EPSE 606 | College and University Teaching – PS: W1

Exploration of the diversity of experience from adolescence through emerging adulthood, including current educational research and theory on developmental trajectories and learning across family and peer, school and community, and cultural and global contexts.

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Course Link:EPSE 630 | Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adulthood – PS: S1