AU: 3.0
Programme: NIE

This course provides the foundation for understanding the learner, their development and the psychology of learning. Key areas include: Understanding different aspects of pupil development and how these influence the teaching and learning processes. Psychosocial development, stages of moral development and the self-concept, and theories of intellectual development. Application of psychological principles and learning theories to classroom learning; understanding how pupils learn and how some pupils fail to learn; proactive approaches to motivate and enhance learning, develop creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Compulsory Attendance for all sessions.