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educational psychology Syllabification: ed·u·ca·tion·al psy·chol·o·gy

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Definition of educational psychology in English:


A branch of psychology that studies children in an educational setting and is concerned with teaching and learning methods, cognitive development, and aptitude assessment.
Example sentences
  • Textbooks on child development and educational psychology often take Piaget as the starting point for discussing cognitive development.
  • The intervention uses strategies from three disciplines: brain injury rehabilitation, special education and educational psychology, and clinical psychology.
  • It requires much stronger financial and policy support for applied research in education, school psychology and educational psychology.
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