Educational Psychology Online Course

Educational Psychology Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Study how and why people learn, and how to apply that learning to bring about changes in people of all ages. This course will benefit a wide range of people, from parents (understanding of how their children develop) to teachers/trainers and welfare workers or leisure professionals (eg. youth leaders).

Gain and indepth understanding of the psychological underpinnings of educational psychology and pedagogy.

Course Aims:

  • Discuss theories of development and learning.
  • Explain behavioural theories of learning
  • Describe how Information Processing Model Works
  • Describe processes involved in memory loss and retention
  • Describe different methods of effective instruction to cater for individual needs.
  • Explain the relevance of constructivist learning in education
  • Differentiate definitions of motivation and the application of motivation to learning.


Detailed Course Outline


This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 7 lessons in this course:

Introduction -Development & Learning Theory

  • Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
  • Schemes
  • Assimilation and Accommodation
  • Equilibration
  • Piaget’s Stages of Development.

Behavioural Learning

  • The Evolution of Behavioural Theories of Learning
  • Thorndike’s Theory of the Law of Effect
  • Skinner’s Theory of Operant Conditioning
  • Principles of Behavioural Learning; Reinforcers
  • Positive and Negative Reinforcement
  • The Premack Principle

Information Processing

  • Information Processing Theory
  • A Model of Information Processing
  • Perception
  • Gestalt Psychology
  • Attention
  • Short-Term Memory
  • Long-Term Memory
  • Division of Long-Term Memory

Memory Retention & Loss

  • Remembering and Forgetting
  • Interference
  • Inhibition and Facilitation
  • Primacy and Recency
  • Learning Strategies

Individual Needs

  • Effective Instruction
  • The QAIT Model
  • Quality of Instruction
  • Appropriate Levels of Instruction
  • Incentive;Time
  • Between-Class Ability Grouping
  • Within Class Ability Grouping
  • Effective Use of Ability Groups
  • Mastery Learning
  • Outcomes-Based Education
  • Individualized Instruction

Constructivist Learning

  • What is the Constructivist View
  • Top Down or Bottom Up Processing
  • Generative Learning
  • Discovery Learning
  • Reception Learning
  • Activating Prior Knowledge


  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Extrinsic Motivation
  • Factors Affecting Motivation
  • Motivational Theories
  • Behavioural Learning Theory
  • Human Needs Theory; Dissonance Theory
  • Cognitive Dissonance Theory
  • Personality Theory
  • Attribution Theory Expectancy Theory;
  • Improving Motivation
  • Nurturing Interest/Curiosity
  • Providing Incentive to Learn

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

    Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.