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Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Psychology (Thesis): Learning Sciences (45 credits)

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

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Educational Psychology; Learning Sciences focuses on educational research and its application to practice. Exploration and application of contemporary psychological and educational theories and empirical studies in (a) cognition, learning, and instruction; (b) self-regulation, motivation, and emotion; (c) technology-rich learning environments; and (d) social, cultural, and historical foundations of learning. Training in research design and data analytic techniques through coursework and thesis supervision.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • EDPE 604 Thesis 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Literature survey and thesis planning.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 607 Thesis 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Preparation of a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 693 Thesis 3 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 694 Thesis 4 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 695 Thesis 5 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPE 696 Thesis 6 (6 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Required Courses (15 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 2022

    Instructors: Luk, Gigi (Winter)

  • 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) : Foundational and current theories and methodologies applied to understanding human cognition and learning. An overview of experimental, observational, and physiological research designs, methods, and analyses.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Muis, Krista (Winter)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Lajoie, Susanne P (Fall)

  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Concepts and procedures of conducting basic descriptive and inferential statistics, including analysis of variance, correlation, and regression models. Provides experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Robinson, Kristy (Fall)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

  • EDPE 555 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Learning Sciences (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Examination of foundational theories of the Learning Sciences including contributions by social constructivist theories. Implications of theory on methodologies for the Learning Sciences in general, and for educational and instructional contexts in particular.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Jazvac-Martek, Marian (Fall)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Hall, Nathan (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) : Interdisciplinary learning theories; working with and evaluating emerging digital technologies and interfaces that impact teaching and learning.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Dubé, Adam (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Hoover, Michael L (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 2022

    Instructors: Ruglis, Jessica (Winter)

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