The introduction in educational psychology, the subject and methods of the educational psychology. Approaches to learning. Classical and operant conditioning and the implementation in education. Cognitive approach to learning and implication for education. Social-cognitive approach and implication for education. The role of intelligence in learning and school behavior. Methods of teaching. The characteristics of students with special needs and the adjustment in teaching methods. The role of basic personality dimensions and traits (procrastination, anxiety, perfectionism) for the student's behavior and the implication for the role of the teacher. Self concept, self esteem, self efficacy and school success. Motivational aspect of personality and the role of teacher in fostering academic motivation. Student's and teacher's stress in academic setting.
Understanding of basic psychological approaches in the explanation of learning.
The ability to implement learning principles in the education. The ability to recognize the basic personality characteristics. The understanding of individual approach to student and his needs. The basic knowledge about special needs in education of hyperactive students, students with learning disabilities and gifted students. The understanding of the roles of self concept, self esteem, self efficacy, procrastination and anxiety, having in school behavior and academic success of students. The ability to recognize different motivation in students and knowledge about principles of increasing academic motivation.
Understanding the role of stress in academic life of students and teachers.