EDUC40310 Education Sciences: Psychology Applied to Schools

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course enables participants to appreciate the contribution that Psychology can make to an understanding of the dynamics of school life and of the school as an organisational system. Furthermore, an understanding of the practical applications of psychological theories and intervention strategies will be fostered too.

Among the topics that may be considered are:Self-Esteem Enhancement, Non- Attendance at School, The Psychology of Studying and of Examinations, Social Psychology and Teacher Stress.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to(1) Assess critically the contribution offered by each of the differing theoretical perspectives on the topics under consideration;(2) Evaluate the practical applications that follow from the theoretical viewpoints;(3) Demonstrate an understanding of the major research findings in each of the areas studied;(4) Through the application of psychological theories and intervention strategies, begin to solve everyday problems encountered in schools.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Conversation Class


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
in lecture tasks
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Study of Psychology as part of degree/diploma course.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Essay of 5,000 words Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 14:00 - 15:50