Psychology 4H Single: Concepts and Empirical Results In Education

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology 4H Single: Concepts and Empirical Results In Education

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Education, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    This course introduces several important educational concepts from literature applying to higher education (HE)


    Examination 70%
    Coursework 30%
    Main Assessment In: April/May

    Course Aims

    This course introduces some of the biggest published effects in teaching methods in higher education, such as Mazur who increased the amount learned on his level 1 course by a factor of nearly three times. It introduces several important educational theories from the literature applying to HE: Laurillard's model, deep and shallow learning, Perry's model. It requires students to apply these to specific course designs, and use them to critique those designs; but equally, to critique the theories by identifying concerns and issues not covered by the theories.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    Discuss the extent to which learning in HE is:
    - a basic mental function
    - a problem-solving activity
    - a social transaction

    - Briefly describe and critically comment on some of the biggest educational effects reported; and some of the notable absences of evidence

    - For a selection of topics and theories: describe them, discuss connections between them, give examples, and where possible connect them to their own experience.

    - Discuss the extent to which any of the theories is complete, the challenges offered by the various other issues covered, and the prospects for an eventual complete, unified theory of learning and teaching in HE

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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