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55003 Psychology of Adolescence

Authors: Avner Ziv, Rachel Kidron, Dvora Ben-Shir. The materials include a collection of 13 articles.

The course provides knowledge and understanding of psychological processes involved in education and learning.

Topics: Introduction – the field of educational psychology, major issues in the field, methods of data collection, consumers; Motivational factors – internal factors which affect learning, such as motivation for achievement, curiosity, self-image, etc.; Cognitive factors – the influence of cognitive factors on learning, theories relating to cognitive development, intelligence, memory and creativity; Social factors – social aspects of the classroom and their influence on learning including issues such as group and social cohesiveness, norms and conformity, cooperation and competition; Learning – behavioral and cognitive theories and their application in teaching; major learning processes which facilitate learning or make learning difficult; The school and the teacher – the teacher’s role and rationale for entering the profession, ways of dealing with discipline problems and violence, and various teaching methods.