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Educational Psychology for Special Education

Public: $1,417
Fee after funding: $425.10
Duration: 3-day course / 16 hours

Upcoming run:

  • 19 Aug 2024: Access to Pre-course E-learning module is provided
  • 27 Aug 2024 (9am – 1pm): Live online learning via Zoom
  • 28 Aug 2024 (9:30am – 12:30pm): Live online learning via Zoom
  • 29 Aug 2024 (9:30am – 12:30pm): Live online learning via Zoom
  • 30 Aug 2024 (9am – 5pm): In-class session + in-class assessments

Registration opens on 19 May 2024 and ends on 19 Jul 2024. You can register your interest here and we will notify you when registration opens

This course is delivered in partnership with Social Service Institute (SSI) under the Training Network Model (TNM) and participants can attend at 70% off the course fee with Skillsfuture funding. Click here to find out more about TNM.

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. With effect from 1 Jan 2024, fees will include the prevailing GST of 9%.

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About the Course

About the Lecturer
Dr June Siew, Dr Priscillia Shen

About the Course

With the move towards a more inclusive society and increased awareness of special educational needs (SEN), the application of educational psychology to teaching in individualised support work or the classroom provides the ideal learning environment for students with diverse learning needs. This course fills the existing gap in understanding psychological theories in the special needs education sector. This course is created for educators/practitioners in the disability sector, who are supporting learners with SEN or additional learning needs.

This course introduces participants to the application of psychological theories in education. These theories relate to how children learn and how parenting styles and the environment impact child development. Other topics covered include controversies and myths in education, and issues in intelligence testing. In addition to exposure to psychological theories in education, the participant will also learn to interpret the psychological report, use various methods of observation and documentation to assess children’s behaviour and learning to enhance the effectiveness of teaching.

Target audience includes parents, social workers, counsellors, school staffs, mentoring programme coordinators, volunteer mentors and other practitioners who are involved in the support of children and youth with SEN.

By the end of the course , learners will be able to:

  1. Adapt teaching strategies based on Educational Psychology and the theories of human development to suit the learning needs of children
  2. Adapt teaching strategies based on motivation and attribution theory to suit the learning needs of children

  3. Evaluate the theories of intelligence and controversies of intelligence testing for learning with relevant stakeholders
  4. Interpret the psychological report and identify children’s positive cognitive and behavioural functions for learning
  5. Use various methods of observations and documentations of learning, teaching and parenting styles to enhance teaching and learning process
  6. Use various methods of behavioural observations and documentations to cater classroom management strategies to children’s needs
  7. Use the problem analysis framework to collate information by collaborating with transdisciplinary team, discuss action plan with relevant stakeholders, monitor and evaluate outcomes

DAS Academy will be delivering this course with these modes of learning: Classroom, Synchronous & Asynchronous E-learning.

This course will only proceed with a minimum of 15 participants.

  • E-learning course MCQ quiz 
  • Written assessment

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