What is Education Psychology


Educational psychologists (Ed Psych‎) work with educators, administrators, teachers, and students to learn more about how to help people learn best. This often involves finding ways to identify students who may need extra help, developing programs aimed at helping students who are struggling, and even creating new learning methods.

Educational psychology is the study of how people learn and includes student outcomes, the instructional process, individual differences in learning, gifted learners, and learning disabilities. Psychologists look at how people learn and retain new information.

Educational psychology involves not just the learning process of early childhood and adolescence but includes the social, emotional, and cognitive processes that are involved in learning throughout the entire lifespan.

Disciplines include:

Developmental psychology
Behavioural psychology and cognitive psychology.
Educational Technology - looking at how different types of technology can help students learn
Instructional Design - designing learning materials
Special Education - helping students who may need specialised instruction
Curriculum Development - creating curriculums can maximise learning
Organisational Learning - studying how people learn in organisational settings
Gifted Learners - helping students who are identified as gifted learners