Study level: Graduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Vesna Vlahović-Štetić, Ph.D., Aleksandra Huić, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 2nd (summer)
Status: elective; mandatory for students who aim to be teachers of psychology
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures, 30 hours of seminars
Prerequisites: Educational Psychology: Learning and Teaching
Student evaluation: written and oral exam

Course description

Different approaches to teaching. Teaching goals. Planning of teaching. Applying psychological methods in teaching psychology in secondary schools. Teaching methods. Direct instruction. Cooperative learning. Classroom discussion. Discovery teaching. Monitoring of students’ progress. Evaluation of teaching outcomes and grading. Assessment of  teachers and courses. Adult teaching.

Course objectives

Students will gain knowledge about lesson planning, different teaching methods and ways for assessing student learning. Students will be able to apply the achieved skills in school and extracurricular teaching.

Required readings

Vizek Vidović, V., Rijavec, M., Vlahović-Štetić, V., Miljković, D. (2003.): Psihologija obrazovanja. IEP – Vern: Zagreb
Kyriacou , C. (1997), Temeljna nastavna umijeća, Educa, Zagreb

Recommended readings
Arends, R.,I., (1991), Learning to teach, McGrow Hill, New York
Meyer, H. (2005.): Što je dobra nastava?, Erudita, Zagreb