Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016

AMALGAMATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: IN THE LIGHT OF B.ED. CURRICULUM

Syeda Bushra Begum

Abstract

Technology has become an inseparable part of our lifestyles in today's world. One cannot imagine even a slightest movement or change in one's life without the assistance from technology. Be it defence, science, medicine or the simple day to day interactions, we have almost turned dependent upon technology. The paper seeks to gauge the relevance of technology in the field of teacher education and particularly in the curriculum of educational psychology. Psychology, like technology is an ever evolving field. Based upon humans and human nature, it is a discipline that is very dynamic and in order to make it relevant for the 21st century learner, it is important that technology be amalgamated with it. This would not only make the discipline more interesting but at the same time yield better results, both academically and practically. The paper makes an attempt to list out certain ways in which this can be done effectively in an educational psychology classroom, taking instances from the two year B.Ed curriculum. Special reference to the B.Ed. curriculum has been made as it sees psychology in its applied form. The theories of learning, development, cognition and growth are not only studied bt are actually seen in context of the real life learners. This makes educational psychology a more needed and relevant course. And utilization of technology in the teaching learning practice of the same is the need of the hour.

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technology, educational psychology.

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