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Educational Psychology

256.201 Educational Psychology 15 credits
An examination of the contribution of psychology to an understanding of educational processes with a focus on the learner, learning processes and instruction. Issues of theory, research and application will be studied in a variety of educational situations.

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256.301 Behaviour Modification in Education 15 credits
Applied behaviour analysis, cognitive behaviour modification, motivation techniques, social skills interventions, academic interventions, prevention, and other intervention strategies in an educational context.

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256.302 Developmental Psychopathology in Education 15 credits
A critical examination of psychopathology, emotional and behavioural disorders, and classification systems of infants, children, and adolescents.

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256.754 Assessment in Educational Psychology 30 credits
An in-depth analysis and application of traditional and contemporary approaches to assessment in Educational Psychology.

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256.755 Professional Practice in Educational Psychology 30 credits
Competencies, skills, attitudes and dispositions that contribute to professional practice in Educational Psychology are examined, critiqued and developed. Particular attention is given to bicultural issues, professional ethical issues, accountability and reflective practice.

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256.756 Applied Behaviour Analysis for Educators 30 credits
This paper focuses on applied behaviour analysis oriented to analysis, assessment and intervention within school and other educational settings. The course is designed to assist students to be aware of environmental/behavioural relationships, to be able to observe, analyse and assess interactive behaviour in an educational setting, and be able to recommend, implement, evaluate and adjust therapeutic interventions.

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256.841 Case Study Analyses 30 credits
Casework involving preschoolers, children and adolescents and their caregivers/teachers/whanau is undertaken during the year under supervision of registered psychologists and course lecturers. This is presented as a folio of casework to be assessed throughout the course. The folio of casework will also include projects centering on working with groups and systems. The casework undertaken will be decided according to the individual and professional development needs of the student.

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256.842 Professional Practice in Educational Psychology 60 credits
This paper covers the development of professional skills in field work as an educational psychologist. It involves the student in creating a personal plan in consultation with supervisors and lecturers. Students' practical skills will be assessed in simulated video and in vivo sessions. Another section of the paper will involve students choosing particular applied areas in which to gain in-depth specialist knowledge. This may involve the student attending additional workshops and training sessions. Assessment methods are subject to individual negotiation.

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256.843 Professional Practice Examination Process 30 credits
The examination process consists of presentations of the casework folio, special project folio, reflective/responsive feedback process and recommendations from field work supervisors. The final oral exam involves a thorough investigation of the year's work as presented by the student in written form which is made available for the examiners to consult.

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256.844 Advanced Professional Practice in Educational Psychology I 30 credits
Advanced study in professional practice in Educational Psychology with particular emphasis on the core competencies required for clinical practice.

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256.845 Advanced Professional Practice in Educational Psychology II 30 credits
In-depth and continued development of professional practice skills and competencies in educational psychology.

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