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This is an advanced seminar to discuss and examine current issues in research and practice of educational psychology. There are two modules in this course.
The first module focuses on social emotional learning. Students will learn about what is social emotional learning, the applications of social emotional learning in elementary, middle and high schools, the assessment of social emotional learning, teachers’ training in social emotional learning and social emotional learning in the Asian contexts.
The second module focuses on a number of selected advanced quantitative methods widely applicable in research in education and psychology. Students will learn about logistic regression analysis, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and path analysis. The focus is on understanding the rationale of these methods, the research and data situations where these methods are applicable, the operational procedures for conducting these analyses, and appropriate interpretation of results of these analyses in research settings.