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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: PSY3056 Module Title: PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PSY3056
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: WINSTONE NE Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Available to Final Year PSY/APS students. Runs in semester one.

Assessment Pattern

1) one 2000 word coursework essay [25%]


 2) one 90 minute examination [75%]




Module Overview
All Level 2 Psychology modules
Module Aims
The aim of this module is to enable students to critically consider educational policy and practice from a psychological perspective and to understand how psychological theory can be used to understand a broad range of special educational needs and educational issues.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have developed a critical understanding of the impact of psychology on the education system. Students should be able to identify different areas of learner need and be able to critically evaluate the effect of educational policy on the education of all learners.
Module Content
The course takes a broad view of education and its relationship with psychology, through examination and critical evaluation of theoretical and practical issues, case studies and the empirical literature. Lecture topics will include:
Principles of education and views of learning 
Learning environments and classroom assessment 
Reaching every student: learner differences and learner needs 
Areas of need: Language and literacy, movement and coordination, numeracy, attention, emotional/behavioural difficulties 
The psychological impact of educational policy: segregation, integration and inclusion
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures and discussion.

Selected Texts/Journals
A list of recommended reading will be provided for each lecture. However, students will be expected to read widely beyond these. 
Basic texts include:

Bryant, P. E., & Bradley, L. (1985). Children’s Reading Problems. Oxford : Blackwell.

Frederickson, N., & Cline, T. (2002). Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Snowling, M. J. (2000). Dyslexia (2nd Ed.). Oxford , Blackwell.


Woolfolk, A. E. (2006). Educational Psychology (10th Ed.). Boston : Allyn & Bacon.

British Journal of Developmental Psychology 

British Journal of Educational Psychology

Contemporary Educational Psychology



Educational Psychologist 

Educational Psychology Review 

Journal of Educational Psychology 

The Psychologist


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