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Psychology of Education 2 2016/2017

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment


- To know, understand and study the school reality as a social and educative organization
- To identify and to promove an effective methods of psychological intervention regarding different levels of teaching in private and public institutions
- To summarize the main characteristics of Educational Special Needs and their caregivers
- To summarize Individual Educational Programs and Plans
- To acknowledge and to undersant the goals of DGEste and DSRN

Recommended Prerequisites

To have accomplish, with success, the main goals of Educational Psychology -I
To recognize the theoretical principles of psychological intervention in educational environments

Teaching Metodology

This course enables a methodology of teaching with the use of teaching and learning strategies that provide student involvement. Specifically lectures, exploration of reading, viewing of explanatory videos, exercises of knowledge and practical work will be held.
Resources as the box, the computer and video projector will be used. The digital databases and the elearning platform of UPT will also be indispensable working tools.

Body of Work

. The school as a socio -educational organization

. Psychological intervention in different educational levels in private and public contexts
. success and academic achievement
. giftedness
. sleep disturbances
. eating disorders
. learning difficulties and hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit
. sex education
. abuse of alcohol and substance

. Special education and SEN
- Definition ;
- Causes / etiology ;
- Warning Signs ;
- Symptoms / Consequences ;
- Intervention with family and with school
prevention; evaluation; diagnosis; intervention
Specific legislation and CIF
individual education programs and plans


Recommended Bibliography

- Correia, L. de M. (2015). Inclusão e Necessidades Educativas Especiais - um guia para educadores e professores. Porto: Porto Editora

- Fernandes, A. T. de A. N. (2010) (org). Intervenção com crianças, jovens e famílias - estudos e práticas. Coimbra: Almedina

- Sprinthall, N. A., & Sprinthal, R. C. (1998). Psicologia Educacional - Uma abordagem desenvolvimentista. Alfragide: McGraw-Hill Portugal.

- Woolfolk, A. E. (2002). Educational Psychology (6th Edition). Toronto: Allyn and Bacon.

Complementary Bibliography

- Lopes, J. A. (2004). A hiperatividade. Lisboa: Edições Quarteto

- Sternberg, R. J., & Williams, W. M. (2002). Educational Psychology. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

- Raposo, N. V. (1995). Estudos de psicopedagogia (2ª ed.). Coimbra: Coimbra Editora [1ª ed.: 1983].

- Ruivo, J. B. (1991). Tendências actuais da psicologia educacional. Psicologia. VIII, 1: 5-9.

Weekly Planning

1 - Presentation ; Identification of the syllabus and evaluation criteria
The school as a socio-educational organization

2-7 - Psychological intervention in different educational levels in private and public contexts

8 - Article Analysis
- Conducting mini test
- Special Education and SEN (introduction )

9-13 - Special Education and SEN ( continued)
14 - Presentation and defense of work
15 - DGEstE ( General Directorate of School and DSRN Settlements ( the Northern Region Services Directorate )
Self and peer assessment

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

the contents will be addressed in order to promote skills of knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The profitability of interrogative methodologies , using debates , arguments and dialogue , and active methodologies , developed as group work , presentation and discussion of works using questioning, debate and brainstorming will validate the acquisition of the proposed goals .

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Commitment to effectiveness  
Commitment to quality  
Event organization, planning and managementYesYes
Information and learning managementYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Relating to othersYes 
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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