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Educational Psychology in the Classroom

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Motivation Reflection Activities

In this TOP article, Cohen (1984) was intended to not only demonstrate and enhance knowledge of intrinsic motivation in the elementary and secondary classrooms, but to motivate students themselves in an educational psychology course.


How to be a Bully!

In this Psychology Learning and Teaching article, Ceynar Rosell (2004)) had students act as parents affected by bullying in their school to demonstrate and experience how future teachers might deal with such situations


The Motivational Toolbox. 

In this Teaching of Educational Psychology article, Alderman and Beyeler (2008) describe how to engaged students by having them analyze their own learning about motivation theory, and reflect on their own motivations.


Motivation in Preservice Teacher Education: Possibilities for Transfer of Learning.

This Teaching Educational Psychology article provides learning materials on how to teach preservice educators about motivation theory.

Projects / Assessments 

How to Increase Student Engagement Through Cultural Diversity

In this TOP article, Boyatzis (1998) illustrates through a descriptive study on how to implement discussions a collaborative projects design to demonstrate cultural diversity in the classroom.


A collaborative Assignment on the Role of Culture in Child Development and Education.

In this ToP article Boyatzis describes how to use collaboration in an educational psychology class to teach math instruction.


Articles on Teaching Educational Psych


Using Picture books to Illustrate Psychology Concepts.

In this Teaching of Educational Psychology (TEP) article, Zambo and Hansen (2005) describe how to incorporate the use of children's picture books to teach educational psychology.


How to use student artifacts as case studies in your class.

Ormrod (2005) provided a detailed discussion on how to implement and use case studies to apply psychological concepts to the K-12 classroom.


How to use Instructional and Assessment Vignettes in Your Educational Psychology Class.

Jeffries and Maeder (2006) describe how to use vignettes to teach educational psychology. Eight topics were taught using these methods (e.g., vicarious learning, self-regulation, locus of control).


Constructivism taught constructively.

This unpublished article by Hagan and Richmond (2009) describes several ways to teach constructivism to preservice educators using a constructivist method.


Other Resources


How to Use Video-Capture of Expert Teachers in Your Educational Psychology Course.

In this Teaching of Educational Psychology article, Nirula and Peskin (2008) describe two studies that assessed the use of expert teachers' reflection on case studies via videos.


How to Use Technology-Enhanced Feedback in Your Educational Psychology Course.

In this Teaching of Educational Psychology article, Harper (2009) how to use "clickers" specifically to enhance student engagement in your educational psychology course.


How to Use a Preschool Journal to Engage Your Students.

In this ToP article, Sugar and Livosky (1988) describe how to use a preschool journal in your educational psychology class to engage students on topics throughout the course.


Using Student Interviews As Instructional Tools for Motivation.

In this 2009 Teaching of Educational Psychology article, Hanich describes an out of class assignment used to bridge the gap between theories of motivation and the application of those theories. 


Use of Attitudinal Exercises and Abridged Didactic Materials for Fostering Understanding of Exceptional Children.

This ToP article describes an easy way to incorporate information about exceptional children into your educational psychology course without drastically changing the curriculum.



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