Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Psychology (Thesis): Learning Sciences (45 credits)

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Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Educational Psychology: Learning Sciences prepares graduates for a career in educational research and its application to practice. Content courses explore contemporary psychological and educational theories and empirical studies in (a) cognition, learning, and instruction; (b) self-regulation, motivation, and emotion; (c) technology-rich learning environments; and (d) social, cultural, and historical foundations of learning. Methodological courses focus on research design and quantitative and qualitative data analytic techniques. Program outcomes include knowledge of relevant theories, related empirical research methodologies and results, and the application of gained knowledge and skills to design and conduct research related to educational interventions, processes, and outcome. The program develops complementary and professional competencies in educational research beyond coursework- through mentoring, research supervision and apprenticeship in research labs.

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Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • EDPE 604 Thesis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Literature survey and thesis planning.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPE 607 Thesis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Preparation of a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPE 693 Thesis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPE 694 Thesis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPE 695 Thesis 5 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPE 696 Thesis 6 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Thesis research under supervision of a research director.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EDPE 605 Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Research methods and designs, planning and evaluating research, relations between research and statistical designs, interdisciplinary and nonquantitative approaches, meta-analysis, and the use of computers beyond computation. Ethics, scholarly writing.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Adam Dubé (Winter)

  • EDPE 666 Foundations of Learning Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : An introduction to theory and research pertaining to the interdisciplinary study of the learning sciences. Focuses on cognitive-psychological and social-psychological foundations of human leaning, as well as on the design of learning environments.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Alain Breuleux (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: A 500- or 600-level graduate course in cognitive or instructional psychology or permission of instructor

  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Analysis of variance, fixed, random and mixed effects, crossed and nested designs; regression models. Computer data processing using existing packages.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Krista Muis (Fall)

  • EDPE 682 Univariate/Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : General linear model as a unified data analytic system for estimation and hypothesis testing that subsumes regression, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance for single dependent variables. Introduction to generalizations involving multiple dependent (criterion) variables. Applications oriented toward education, educational psychology and counselling psychology. Experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Chiaki Konishi (Winter)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

  • EDPE 636 Motivation and Instruction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Instructional effects on motivation and emotions and their implications for educational practice, with particular emphasis on socio-cultural and constructivist practices, classroom interaction, and teacher impact.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nathan Hall (Winter)

  • EDPE 640 Emerging Technologies for Educational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : practical, hands-on course grounded in constructivist learning theory using the latest technologies and interfaces. Students work with and explore emerging technologies that impact teaching, learning, research, creative expression and professional development.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Adam Dubé (Fall)

  • EDPE 656 Applied Theory/Methods in the Learning Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Current interdisciplinary theoretical models and methodologies applied to understanding human cognition and learning. An overview of experimental, observational, and psysiological research designs, methods, and analyses is provided in formal and informal learning situations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 555 or permission of instructor.

  • EDPE 663 Learning Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Research on environments that support learning and the development of expertise (e.g., classroom, workplace, social groups, computer-based systems, online environments) and the social and cognitive processes underlying effective participation and learning in these environments including those mediated by technology (e.g., instruction, teaching, coaching, apprenticeship, collaboration, conversation).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 or equivalent of permission of instructor

    • Corequisites: EDPE 655 or permission of instructor

  • EDPE 664 Expertise, Reasoning and Problem Solving (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Current research on the development of expertise, problem solving, and reasoning in formal and informal educational settings, exploring cognitive, interpersonal, and socio-cultural dimensions. Introduction to methodologies for analyzing data related to cognitive processes.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Michael L Hoover (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 or permission of the instructor

    • Corequisites: EDPE 655

  • EDPE 668 Advanced Seminar in Learning Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Critical analysis and synthesis of contemporary theoretical and empirical research in educational psychology and cognate areas. Topics addressed for each offering may change as a function of current debates and issues in the educational literature. Examples of topics would be motivation, assessment, epistemology, self-regulated learning, and metacognition.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nathan Hall (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 666 - Foundation of Learning Science or EDPE 605 Research Methods or permission of the instructor

    • Corequisites: EDPE 655 Learning Sciences Research Seminar or permission of the instructor

  • EDPE 670 Educational Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Theories and models of evaluation as applied to educational programs and instructional systems. Current theories of aligning assessment with curriculum and instruction goals based on the cognitive competencies required in specific practices.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Dianne Bateman (Winter)

  • EDPE 687 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The logics of design and selection of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study and mixed design methods with emphasis on data analysis in light of issues of research purpose, epistemology, reliability and validity.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jessica Ruglis (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 605 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

or other 600-, or 700-level courses offered by the Department and with the approval of the supervisor and the Program Director.

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