Spring 2021 - EDUC 220 OL01

Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)

Class Number: 7412

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 26, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Apr 20, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM



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.


Through reading the textbook, attending lectures, participating in collaborative class activities, and quizzes, students will develop better understanding of various aspects of human learning process and teaching in educational settings. Knowledge gained will enable prospective educators foster improved learning and become effective learners themselves.

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


  • Quizzes 10%
  • Midterm 25%
  • Final 30%
  • Essay 25%
  • Argument Map 10%


For all classes, the instructor will post course objectives, PowerPoint presentations and required readings.

The course is delivered through remote learning in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous modality.

Quizzes and some class activities will have an extended deadline so that students in their small group can complete them in their own time.

Students can log into CANVAS at the website: https://canvas.sfu.ca/

After a successful log in, students should see a link for the course: EDUC 220-OL 01.

Students are required to read all the required readings and review the PowerPoint presentation to be able to complete all the course activities and have a meaningful participation in class.



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

eText ISBN: 9780135330456
ISBN: 9780134832210

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).