Indiana University Northwest

Course Description

Antonia Szymanski

Antonia Szymanski, Ph.D.
School of Education

Office: HH 347
Phone: 219-980-6526

Online Course Offered:
Summer Semester

EDUC-P250 Education Psychology

Course Description  

Bulletin Description: The study and application of psychological concepts and principles as related to the teaching-learning process. Topics covered include educational research methods, cognitive and language development; personal, social, and moral development; behavioral learning; motivation; effective teaching; and measurement and evaluation.

Course Goals and Objectives  
  1. Describe applications of educational psychology.
  2. Compare, contrast and apply the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erickson.
  3. Identify and demonstrate learning theories in planning and instruction.
  4. Explain the social context for development, including families, peers, and teachers.
  5. Identify characteristic of students with individual differences and design classroom accommodations.
  6. Describe components of and influences on culture and cultural identity.
  7. Identify aspects of bias in society and possible implications for the classroom.
  8. Identify components of multicultural education.

For a complete listing of Objectives for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.

Course Activities  

Students will participate in a combination of discussion questions, quizzes and reflections weekly to maintain engagement and to allow the instructor to assess student growth and understanding.

Students will create three major projects and one final project to demonstrate their competencies in the core goals of the class which are 1) understand and explain how people develop, 2) identify and utilize learning theories to create learning activities 3) explain and use motivational theories to increase student engagement. The final paper is a research based theory of teaching and learning that the students create to reflect on all of the course activities.

Students take two exams representing a mid-term and final exam.

Course Syllabus  


EDUC P250: Education Psychology

Online Course Syllabus

Time: Online

Place: Online

Instructor: Antonia Szymanski, Ph.D.

Office: 337 Hawthorn Hall

Phone: (219) 980-6526