Course code Psih5010

Credit points 2

Education and Psychology 3

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation05.04.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author doc.

Larisa Brokāne

Dr. psych.

Prior knowledge

Peda5016, Education and Psychology 1

Peda5017, Education and Psychology 2

Course abstract

Studies are intended for pedagogy masters' academic programm in pedagogy and psychology (III). The content of the course focuses on understanding the concepts of pedagogical psychology. Masters will be presented with historical developments in pedagogical psychology, psychological approaches to personal development, and will provide practical knowledge in pedagogical psychology and opportunities to use them in practice.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: know psychology schools and directions; psychological grades and theories related to education, pedagogical and learning. Skills: the ability to analyze and systemize knowledge that is assessed through tests, as well as the ability to integrate and independently improve learning and teaching processes in the context of the sustainability of education, which will be carried out through the writing of an independent work (a scientific article).
Competencies: capable of exploiting psychology and pedagogical knowledge and skills in a diverse educational environment, in line with educational objectives, targeting and educational environments.
The valuation depends on cumulative valuation.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Subject and methods of pedagogical psychology. (2 h)
2. Psychology theories in pedagogical process: content and analysis. (2 h)
3. Learning as a teaching psychology category. (2 h)
4. Subjects of pedagogical activity. Understanding teaching and learning in training. (2 h)
5. Psychology categories and theories related to pedagogical and learning. (2 h)
6. Pedagogical process in the context of socialisation. (2 h)
7. Effects of psychological factors on the pedagogical process (2 h)
8. Pedagogical activities, functions and motivation. (2 h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

The essential requirements are laid down in the first lesson of the subject: participation lectures and seminars, successful completion of the test and evaluation of the content and presentation of the article.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

In the course of training, knowledge will be tested through thematic tests, carried out as individual work, through psychological tests and surveys, as well as participation in seminars and group work to reflect the knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the lectures. Own-initiative work (scientific article) shall be formed throughout the semester, which shall be submitted electronically and presented in the group in accordance with the plan in the first lesson.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Cumulative score(10 points make up the score's 1 ballpark):
• Two thematic tests – 40 points;
• Practical work – 20 points;
• Building up own-initiative work (presentation) - 40 points.

Compulsory reading

1. Geidžs N.L., Berliners D.C. Pedagoģiskā psiholoģija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1999. 2. Špona A. Audzināšanas process teorijā un praksē. Rīga: RAKA, 2004. 190 lpp. 3. Maslo E. Mācīšanās spēju pilnveide. Rīga: RAKA, 2003. 192 lpp 4. Karpova Ā. Personība: teorijas un to radītāji: mācību līdzeklis. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998. 222lpp

Further reading

1. Svence G. Pieaugušo psiholoģija. Rīga: RAKA, 180 lpp. 2. No zināšanām uz kompetentu darbību. Rakstu krājums. Titulredaktore Maslo I. Rīga: LU, Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2006. 186 lpp. 3. Karpova Ā. Ģimenes psiholoģija. Rīga: RaKa, 2006.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Journal of Education for Teaching. Online ISSN: 1360-0540. 2. Journal of Educational Psychology. Online ISSN: 1939-2176. 3. Žurnāls „Skolas vārds”,


Compulsory course of study in the pedagogy master's programm in full and part-time studies in the theoretical part of the sector (Part A).