Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

270 - Degree in Psychology

25952 - Educational Psychology

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25952 - Educational Psychology
Faculty / School:
301 - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
270 - Degree in Psychology
2 and 4 and 3
First Four-month period
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The methodology followed in this course is based on active participation, case studies, teamwork etc. that favors the achievement of the learning objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning tasks are implemented, mainly lectures, problem-based learning, autonomous work, tutorials, and academic guidance.

These teaching and learning activities will be supported by Information and Comunitation Technologies (ICT) when possible.

5.2. Learning tasks

The course includes 6 ECTS organized according to:

  • Lectures (2  ECTS): 20 hours. 
  • Problem-based learning (3 ECTS): 30 hours. 
  • Formative/continuous assesment activities (1 ECTS): 10 hours.

This onsite activities must be completed with:

  • Autonomous work
  • Tutorials



5.3. Syllabus

The course will address the following topics:


Module 1: Instructional Psychology

  1. Introduction to Educational and Instructional Psychology. Cognitive psychology and its implication for instruction. 
  2. Assesment of cognitive variables involved in the learning-teaching process: attention, perception, self-eficacy, attritutions, autonomy, intelligence and knowledge.
  3. Cognitive development, problem solving and critical thinking.
  4. Social learning and constructivism. Consequences for instruction.
  5. Motivation and social relationship problems.

Module 2. Instructional design

  1. Design and assessment of intervention programs in instructional settings

5.4. Course planning and calendar

For further details concerning the timetable, classroom and further information regarding this course please refer to the "Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas" website ( and the course site in Moodle.