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2.2.2 ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGY

  • Role of Psychology in Curriculum
  • Role of Psychology in Pedagogy.
  • Role of Psychology in Evaluation.

1. Role of Psychology in Curriculum

Psychology attempts to describe explain and predict human behaviour. Psychology gives us insight into child’s and development and learning provides various techniques of inquiry for use in curriculum area. Application of psychological principles, concepts, processes and values to curriculum development is gradually increasing.

2. Role of Psychology in Pedagogy.

Psychology plays important role in selection of contents and the way of teaching in the classroom. Understanding of psychology is necessary for curriculum developers while devising learning experiences and conditions for learning. In selecting learning experiences and teaching methods curriculum developers should consider.

  • Learning theories.
  • Motivational techniques
  • Individual differences
  • Personality
  • Teaching methods
  • Teaching and learning styles

3. Role of Psychology in Evaluation.

Psychology can provide direction in evaluation of students and teachers. Educational psychologists have developed variety of techniques for measuring student’s learning, attitude etc. These techniques are tests, observation, interviews, questionnaires, rating scales, check lists etc.

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