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

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

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; Learning Sciences focuses on theory and research on understanding and improving learning and teaching in formal and informal educational settings including K-12 and post-secondary institutions, the workplace, professional practice, and virtual learning communities. Practical training in research design, advanced data analytic techniques, and professional development through coursework and dissertation supervision.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDPE 704 Professional Development Seminar 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Professional development topics including literature search strategies, academic writing techniques, employment preparation (academic and non-academic), and current research topics (e.g., publishing, open science). Consideration of conceptual and methodological issues relevant to students’ proposed dissertations. Preparation for the comprehensive examination and initial doctoral research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Hall, Nathan (Fall)

  • EDPE 705 Professional Development Seminar 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Professional development topics including literature search strategies, academic writing techniques, employment preparation (academic and non-academic), and current research topics (e.g., publishing, open science). Consideration of conceptual and methodological issues relevant to students’ proposed dissertations. Preparation for the comprehensive examination and initial doctoral research proposal.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Dubé, Adam (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to doctoral students only

  • EDPE 706 Professional Development Seminar 3 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Professional development topics including literature search strategies, academic writing techniques, employment preparation (academic and non-academic), and current research topics (e.g., publishing, open science). Consideration of conceptual and methodological issues relevant to students’ proposed dissertations. Preparation for the comprehensive examination and initial doctoral research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Hall, Nathan (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open to doctoral students only

  • EDPE 707 Professional Development Seminar 4 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Professional development topics including literature search strategies, academic writing techniques, employment preparation (academic and non-academic), and current research topics (e.g., publishing, open science). Consideration of conceptual and methodological issues relevant to students’ proposed dissertations. Preparation for the comprehensive examination and initial doctoral research proposal.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Dubé, Adam (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: 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 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 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 2020, Winter 2021

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

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

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 2021

    Instructors: Hall, Nathan (Winter)

  • 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 digital environments and tools (e.g., online, mobile) that support learning and developing expertise. Evaluation and application of theory and research on technology-rich educational environments focusing on underlying cognitive and social processes.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Dubé, Adam (Fall)

  • 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 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

or other 600-, 700-level courses offered by the Department and with the approval of the supervisor and the Program Director.

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 data (e.g., factor and path analysis, structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling). Applications oriented toward education and educational and counselling psychology. Provides experience with data analysis tools.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Gomez-Garibello, Carlos (Fall)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Sinacore, Ada L (Winter)

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