Educational Psychology


The student should be able to:

- Acquire the psychological foundations for the work of the educator.

- Use theoretical models in the understanding of the phenomena of education, article reading, analysis and evaluation of practical cases and the creation of alternative courses of action in educational intervention.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Rima Jay Prakash


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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Arends, R. I. (2008). Aprender a ensinar (7ª ed.). Lisboa: McGraw­Hill.

Curwin, R. L. & Mendler, A. N. (2000). Discipline with dignity. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice­Hall.

Kaplan, J. S. (1995). Beyond behavior modification: A cognitive­behavioral approach to behavior management in the school (3rd ed.). Austin, TX: PROED.

Pajares, F. M.(2009).­efficacy.html

Petty, G. (2009). Evidence­based teaching (2nd ed.). Cheltenham, Uk: Nelson Thornes.

Skinner, B. F. (1989). Questões recentes na Análise Comportamental. Campinas: Papirus.

Tauber, R. T. (1999). Classroom management (3rd ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Bergin & Garvey.

Veiga, F. H. (coord.)(2013). Psicologia da educação: Teoria, investigação e aplicação. Lisboa: Climepsi.

Wong, H. K, & Wong, R.T. (1998). The First days of school. Mountain View, CA: H.K. Wong.

Woolfolk, A. (2012). Educational psychology (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Teaching method

Teacher lectures. Discussion in class. Paper Presentations. Visioning and discussing educational situations.

Evaluation method

Assessment methods - Final self-evaluative reflection(5%), Presentation of a paper to the class in Pecha Kucha mode ­ 20 slides x 20 seconds ((30%), Task analysis of an individual case (65%)

Subject matter

Psychology as a science. The psychology of learning and development as basis for the work in education. Communication, discipline and classroom management: Kaplan's task analysis model. Behavioral models of learning (classical conditioning and operant conditioning). Bandura's Social cognitive theory. Cognitive development and intelligence. Piaget's theory. Socio­cognitive and emotional development. The theory of instruction of Jerome Bruner.


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