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Psychology

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY  - Section Code: PEDW9700
Today's teacher has more psychological-based student issues to face than ever before. Many of these issues deal with problems that students are facing and have behavioral, legal and often safety ramifications. The websites you will access will provide you with resources on issues that concern students including teenage depression, suicide, pregnancy, drug abuse, and eating disorders. By learning about these issues you will become familiar and be more adept in identifying, understanding and assisting when those issues arise. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT  - Section Code: PEDW9701
The study of the human lifespan which is of increasing interest to educators as the information is becoming more accessible through the Internet. To meet individual needs of people of different ages it is important to understand how different age groups learn and how they react to given situations. In this course you will explore some of the Internet resources that deal with the various age groups and stages of the human development. Topics will include, but not be limited to, physical and development and priorities and issues of each age group. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

HUMAN LEARNING  - Section Code: PEDW9702
There are dozens of theories about how people, especially children learn. As educators, you deal with children/youth in one form or another every day – without even thinking about them. This course will direct you to Internet resources that focus on the major learning theories, like Cognitive Learning Theory and Multiple Intelligences Theory, plus introduce you to many “minor” learning theories. Begin to explore specific concepts as you do your independent research of the Internet to find resources that meet your specific needs. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  - Section Code: PEDW9703
Psychology is learning to deal with the mental and emotional processes. Learn more about the various elements of the human nervous system and determine how the mind and body work together or against each other. Get your students involved as they explore both the biological and psychological aspects of psychology. Develop a better understanding of how psychology can be a tool to deal with day-to-day problems. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

K-12 PSYCHOLOGY  - Section Code: PEDW9704
The psychology of the K12 student has to be one of the most challenging yet important areas of education. Educators are constantly faced with rapid, and often dramatic, shifts in personality. Learning to understand and effectively deal with students can make the difference between someone who turns out to be a strong, responsible adult and someone who is a risk to society and themselves. You will visit websites that specialize in the psychology specific age groups and learn how others are able to provide positive learning environments while letting the process of growing up be integrated into a successful development of an adult. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

WHAT A CHARACTER – Theories of Personality  - Section Code: PEDW9705
Part of maturing is beginning to focus on others rather than one’s self. As young people mature, their unique personalities begin to evolve. They have a tendency to think everyone else thinks and acts like they do. Learning to effectively participate in society is enhanced if students can begin to appreciate how and why others behave. This is the starting point in personality theory. With the information from the Internet, you can better understand different personalities and devise ways to share that knowledge with your students regardless of their age. The Internet includes instructional resources that can develop an overview of theories of personality, provide explanations and interpretations of personality development. In addition, this course will explore current discussion on important issues and applications to the study of personality. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.