Fall 2019 - EDUC 220 D100

Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)

Class Number: 5750

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 15, 2019
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

    Dec 8, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby



A survey of educational research and theories concerning motivation, learning, development, and individual differences in classroom settings. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Social Sciences.


The course topics are: Cognitive development, self and social and moral development, learner differences and learning needs, linguistic and cultural diversity, behavioral views of learning, cognitive views of learning, complex cognitive processes, the learning sciences and constructivism, social cognitive views of learning, motivation, teaching every student, assessment and grading.


Students will learn a range of educational psychology theories along with related evidence, concepts and research-based practices for teaching and learning. The learning activies are designed so that students develop more effective learning and writing strategies.


  • Midterm Exam 24%
  • Final Exam 26%
  • Online Quizzes 6%
  • Argument Map 14%
  • Essay 30%


Graded assignments are subject to change until the first day of class.

No tutorials will be held during the first week of class.


Academic Dishonesty and Turnitin

All exams and assignments are subject to a penalty for academic dishonesty. Students have a responsibility to ensure they are familiar with the generally accepted standards and requirements of academic honesty. Written work for this course will be submitted via Turnitin, a third party service licensed for use by SFU. Turnitin is used for originality checking to help detect plagiarism. Students will be required to create an account with Turnitin, and to submit their work via that account, on the terms stipulated in the agreement between the student and Turnitin. This agreement includes the retention of your submitted work as part of the Turnitin database. Any student with a concern about using the Turnitin service may opt to use an anonymous identity in their interactions with Turnitin. Students who do not intend to use Turnitin in the standard manner must notify the instructor at least two weeks in advance of any submission deadline. In particular, it is the responsibility of any student using the anonymous option (i.e. false name and temporary e-mail address created for the purpose) to inform the instructor such that the instructor can match up the anonymous identity with the student.



Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. (2018). Educational Psychology (7th Canadian Edition) SFU Custom eBook.

Link for eBook purchase to be provided by mid-August.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html