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EDUC321 Educational Psychology

To examine, integrate, and apply theories of human development, learning, and assessment to the educational process.

Paper title Educational Psychology
Paper code EDUC321
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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EDUC 102 and one 200-level EDUC or PSYC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
May not be credited together with EDUC 331 passed in 2005-2012.
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Albert Liau
Learning Outcomes
Ideally, you will:
  • Relate developmental theories to educational issues
  • Understand and relate psychological processes and socio-cultural factors to learning
  • Understand how theories of intelligence apply to learners with special needs
  • Apply principles of assessment to the development, use, and interpretation of formative and summative assessments
  • Demonstrate how to communicate assessment information with parents, colleagues, administrators
A selection of recommended readings will be included in the course outline.
Paper Structure
Topics may include, but will not be limited to:
  • Well-being
  • Development of the Self
  • Self-control
  • Learning Theories
  • Motivation
  • Talent development
  • Digital Technology
  • Assessment
A background in education, psychology, or sociology prepares you well for this paper. Please feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions about your eligibility.
Associate Professor Albert Liau,
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
T1 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22