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Master of Education (M.Ed.); Educational Psychology (Non-Thesis) — Learning Sciences (48 credits)

Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych     Degree: Master of Education

Program Requirements

The aim of the MEd in Educational Psychology (Non-Thesis) - Learning Sciences is to acquaint students with current theories and research on Teaching and Learning and their application to real-world and designed environments, while exploring other topics of interest in educational psychology. Students will develop a foundation in the learning sciences, including cognitive, social and affective processes underlying learning, instructional design and effective uses of technology, program/curriculum evaluation and development. Graduates will be able to implement these skills in a teaching, administrative, or consultative role. The program also provides opportunities to study one area in greater depth or to add diverse course experiences.

For more information, see http://www.mcgill.ca/study/2014-2015/faculties/education/graduate/gps_ed....

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • EDPE 535 Instructional Design (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : This course draws on the fields of learning theory, developmental psychology, and measurement to focus on the tasks of constructing instructional materials. Areas to be considered include behaviour analysis, concept formation, and test construction.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alain Breuleux (Winter)

  • EDPE 555 Introduction to Learning Sciences (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Examination of foundations of cognitive science including contributions by psychology, linguistics, and computer science. Consideration of theory and methodology or cognitive science in educational and instructional contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alain Breuleux (Fall)

  • EDPE 575 Educational Measurement (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Statistical measurements in education, graphs, charts, frequency distributions, central tendencies, dispersion, correlation, and sampling errors.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean, Carlos Gomez-Garibello (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Education and Summer Studies.
  • EDPE 602 Uses of Research Findings in Education (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Basic concepts of educational research for the student who is likely to be a regular consumer of research but only an occasional generator of research and will be able to use common tools of information retrieval.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Krista Muis (Winter)

    • Pre-/Co-requisite: EDPE 575 or equivalent.
  • EDPE 635 Theories of Learning and Instruction (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : An analysis of the relationship between theory and research about learning and teaching from a historical perspective.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Krista Muis, Gregory Trevors (Winter)

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Nathan Hall (Winter)

  • EDPE 640 Emerging Technologies for Educational Change (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : practical, hands-on course grounded in constructivist learning theory using the latest technologies and interfaces. Students work with and explore emerging technologies that impact teaching, learning, research, creative expression and professional development.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sam Bruzzese (Fall)

  • EDPE 670 Educational Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Theories and models of evaluation as applied to educational programs and instructional systems. Current theories of aligning assessment with curriculum and instruction goals based on the cognitive competencies required in specific practices.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dianne Bateman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 635

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 502 Theories of Human Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Life course developmental theories to form a foundation for policy and for empirical and applied work with diverse groups, including disability and other equity-seeking groups.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jacob A Burack, Anna Jankowska (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alain Breuleux (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 or permission of the instructor
    • Corequisites: EDPE 655
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Susanne P Lajoie (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: A 500- or 600-level graduate course in cognitive or instructional psychology or permission of instructor
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Nathan Hall (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
  • EDPE 699D1 Special Activity (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : A project relevant to improving educational practice. It may be an internship, a research project, or an innovation in teaching supervised by the student's advisor and with the approval of the department. It is completed by the submission of a project report, monograph, or production.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Bruce M Shore (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Only open to M.Ed. students. Not open to students who have taken EDPE 697 and EDPE 698.
    • Students must register for EDPE 699D1 and EDPE 699D2.
  • EDPE 699D2 Special Activity (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : A project relevant to improving educational practice. It may be an internship, a research project, or an innovation in teaching supervised by the student's advisor and with the approval of the department. It is completed by the submission of a project report, monograph, or production.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Bruce M Shore (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Only open to M.Ed. students. Not open to students who have taken EDPE 697 and EDPE 698.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alenoush Saroyan, Dianne Bateman (Fall) Dianne Bateman (Winter)

  • EDPI 526 Talented and Gifted Students (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : The psychology and education of exceptionally able children. Definitions, assessment, classroom adaptations, technology, educational programs and educational issues. The course combines theoretical background and practical concerns. Application component: application of teaching methods with exceptionally able students.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean (Winter)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 527 Creativity and its Cultivation (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Recent research, theory, and educational practice concerning creativity, with special attention to creativity in students and educational settings.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David Hoida (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 539 Field Work 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Supervised experience in an approved relevant educational setting.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Elana Bloom (Fall)

    • Restriction: Permission of Program Director required.
  • EDPI 540 Field Work 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Supervised experience in an approved relevant educational setting.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nancy Lee Heath (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPI 539
    • Restriction: Permission of Program Director required.
  • EDPI 654 Instruction/Curriculum Adaptation (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Adapting instruction and curriculum for students with special needs; developing individualized programs and methods; building curriculum that addresses both academic and social needs of students.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith (Winter)

Elective Courses (12 credits)

500-, 600-, or 700-level courses to be taken from courses offered by the Department or with approval of the Program Director, from other departments.

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