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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Educational Psychology — Learning Sciences

Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

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Required Courses (27 credits)

  • EDPE 605 Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Research methods and designs, planning and evaluating research, relations between research and statistical designs, interdisciplinary and nonquantitative approaches, meta-analysis, and the use of computers beyond computation. Ethics, scholarly writing.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Ingrid Sladeczek (Winter)

    • Corequisite: EDPE 676
  • EDPE 666 Foundations of Learning Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : An introduction to theory and research pertaining to the interdisciplinary study of the learning sciences. Focuses on cognitive-psychological and social-psychological foundations of human leaning, as well as on the design of learning environments.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Susanne P Lajoie (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: A 500- or 600-level graduate course in cognitive or instructional psychology or permission of instructor
  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Analysis of variance, fixed, random and mixed effects, crossed and nested designs; regression models. Computer data processing using existing packages.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael L Hoover (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 675 or equivalent.
  • EDPE 682 Univariate/Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : General linear model as a unified data analytic system for estimation and hypothesis testing that subsumes regression, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance for single dependent variables. Introduction to generalizations involving multiple dependent (criterion) variables. Applications oriented toward education, educational psychology and counselling psychology. Experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Caroline Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 676
  • EDPE 704 Advanced Research Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Issues in epistemology and methodology of research on human learning and instruction. Consideration of theoretical, design, and methodological approaches relevant to participants' proposed research project. Preparation for the comprehensive examination and initial doctoral research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Alenoush Saroyan (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 - Foundations of Learning Science, EDPE 655 - Learning Sciences research Seminar
  • EDPE 705 Advanced Research Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Continuation of Advanced Research Seminar 1.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Alenoush Saroyan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 - Foundations of Learning Sciences EDPE 655 - Learning Sciences Research Seminar EDPE 704 - Advanced Research Seminar 1
    • Restrictions: Open to doctoral students only
  • EDPE 706 Advanced Research Seminar 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Continuation of Advanced Research Seminar 2.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Alenoush Saroyan (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 - Foundations of Learning Sciences, EDPE 655 - Learning Sciences Research Seminar, EDPE 704 - Advanced Research Seminar 1, EDPE 705 - Advanced Research Seminar 2
    • Restrictions: Open to doctoral students only
  • EDPE 707 Advanced Research Seminar 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Continuation of Advanced Research Seminar 3.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Alenoush Saroyan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 - Foundations of Learning Sciences, EDPE 655 - Learning Sciences Research Seminar, EDPE 704 - Advanced Research Seminar 1, EDPE 705 - Advanced Research Seminar 2, EDPE 706 - Advanced Research Seminar 3
    • Restrictions: Open to doctoral students only
  • EDPE 708 Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : A four-part evaluation which is normally taken at the end of the Ph.D. 2 year. A detailed description of the examination is provided to all students.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • EDPH 689 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Collegial) : Students will develop an understanding of teaching and learning as a process in which instruction is based on the learning to be accomplished. Students will design, develop, and evaluate a university course of their choice, and will develop facility and confidence in using teaching methods appropriate to their domains.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Alenoush Saroyan, Dianne Bateman (Fall) Dianne Bateman, Susan Kerwin-Boudreau (Winter) Dianne Bateman (Summer)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 636 Motivation and Instruction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Instructional effects on motivation and emotions and their implications for educational practice, with particular emphasis on socio-cultural and constructivist practices, classroom interaction, and teacher impact.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Nathan Hall (Winter)

  • EDPE 637 Issues in Health Professions Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : An overview of health professions education issues, including: learning and assessment in the clinical setting, medical core competencies, design, delivery and evaluation of health professions education programs, organization & management of health professions education programs and systems, organizational change and leadership, clinical reasoning and decision making, interdisciplinary education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • EDPE 656 Applied Theory/Methods in the Learning Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Current interdisciplinary theoretical models and methodologies applied to understanding human cognition and learning. An overview of experimental, observational, and psysiological research designs, methods, and analyses is provided in formal and informal learning situations.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Krista Muis (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 555 or permission of instructor.
  • EDPE 663 Learning Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Research on environments that support learning and the development of expertise (e.g., classroom, workplace, social groups, computer-based systems, online environments) and the social and cognitive processes underlying effective participation and learning in these environments including those mediated by technology (e.g., instruction, teaching, coaching, apprenticeship, collaboration, conversation).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 or equivalent of permission of instructor
    • Corequisites: EDPE 655 or permission of instructor
  • EDPE 664 Expertise, Reasoning and Problem Solving (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Current research on the development of expertise, problem solving, and reasoning in formal and informal educational settings, exploring cognitive, interpersonal, and socio-cultural dimensions. Introduction to methodologies for analyzing data related to cognitive processes.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael L Hoover (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 or permission of the instructor
    • Corequisites: EDPE 655
  • EDPE 668 Advanced Seminar in Learning Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Critical analysis and synthesis of contemporary theoretical and empirical research in educational psychology and cognate areas. Topics addressed for each offering may change as a function of current debates and issues in the educational literature. Examples of topics would be motivation, assessment, epistemology, self-regulated learning, and metacognition.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jason Harley, Eric Poitras (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 - Foundation of Learning Science or EDPE 605 Research Methods or permission of the instructor
    • Corequisites: EDPE 655 Learning Sciences Research Seminar or permission of the instructor

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 684 Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Principal methods, models, and hypothesis-testing procedures for the prediction and analysis of patterns, structure, and relationships in multivariate date, e.g., discriminant, principal components, canonical correlation, profile analyses, measurement models, factor and path analysis, repeated measures. Applications oriented toward education and educational and counselling psychology. Experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Sepideh Farsinezhad (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 682 or equivalent.
  • EDPE 687 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The logics of design and selection of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study and mixed design methods with emphasis on data analysis in light of issues of research purpose, epistemology, reliability and validity.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sandra Pelaez (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 605 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
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