Spring 2022 - EDUC 220 D100

Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)

Class Number: 3609

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 20, 2022
    12:00 PM – 3:00 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 is a branch of psychology that addresses issues of human development, learning, and teaching in educational settings. Education 220 is an introductory course that surveys major concepts, theories, and domains of study in educational psychology. Students are expected to attend two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial each week during the thirteen weeks of instruction.

Note: There are no tutorial held during the first week of classes.


This course will assist students:

•In becoming familiar with the central theories and concepts of some of the major schools of thought in educational psychology.
•To begin acquiring fluency in the disciplinary language of educational psychology.
•In learning how to apply theories and concepts of educational psychology to the interpretation of classroom contexts, events, practices, and issues.
•In beginning to appreciate a critical perspective on educational psychology and its influence in education.


  • "Think Paper" 1 15%
  • "Think Paper" 2 15%
  • Midterm 1 30%
  • Final Exam 40%



Educational Psychology, Seventh Canadian Edition (2020) Authors: Anita Woolfolk; Philip H. Winne; Nancy E. Perry Publisher: Pearson Canada ISBN: 9780134832210 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 spring 2022 term.