Fall 2021 - EDUC 220 D100

Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)

Class Number: 5235

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, 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.


Educational psychology research, cognitive development, Piagetian learning theory, Vygotskian learning theory, self-concept, self-esteem, self-efficacy, moral development, individual differences, cognitive abilities, learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum, language development, bilingualism, cultural differences, economic and social class differences, stereotyping and stereotype threat, gender bias, operant conditioning, applied behavior analysis, working memory, long-term memory, verbal and visiospatial memory, procedural memory, metacognition, learning strategies, critical thinking and argumentation, transfer of learning, constructivism, inquiry and problem-based learning, collaborative and cooperative learning, social cognitive theory, observational learning, agency, self-regulated learning, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, self-determination theory, achievement goal orientation, attribution theory, effective teaching, learning design, differentiated instruction, reliability and validity of assessment, types of assessment, norm- and criterion-referenced assessment, standardized scores, authentic assessment, effects of grading.


  • Weekly Quizzes 6%
  • DMap Assignment 14%
  • Essay Assignment 30%
  • Midterm Exam 24%
  • Final Exam 26%


Grading breakdown is subject to change before 8, September, 2021. Midterm exam to be held in class. Final exam to be scheduled at an on-campus location.



Educational Psychology, Seventh Canadian Edition
Authors: Anita Woolfolk; Philip H. Winne; Nancy E. Perry
Publisher: Pearson Canada
eText ISBN: 9780135330418
ISBN: 9780134832210

Registrar Notes:


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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.