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Post by glourious on Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:07 pm

hello friends and mates!

I hope you're doing very well Smile

Well! I need some help in understanding the importance & the objectives of psychology in EFL Teaching/ Learning. ( It is actually part of the first lesson in the Module "Psychopedagogy" so any help in this domain is going to be highly appreciated)
Thanks guys
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Re: Psychology in EFL Teaching/ Learning

Post by sassy86 on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:28 pm

Hi Glourious Smile I asked a friend of mine who happens to be good at didactics (unlike me Razz) to answer your question and here is her reply :

As far as psychology is concerned, roughly speaking, this field is very important in the
TEFL studies. One must say that it has nothing to do with clinics or something,
it's about the ART of teaching.

First,it allows us to better understand the learning process. in fact, many
psychologists had put forward theories about the way learning takes place
(behaviourists, mentalists, humanists ... etc) all these theories serves as a
cornerstone for acommend of the teaching methods.

Second, it encourages the improvement of the learner/teacher relationship by
suggesting several techniques. In this sense, it will trimendously improve the
quality of teaching.

Psychology makes teachers aware of the individual diffrences of his/her
students. It is essential for a teacher to take into consideration his
student's intelectual/cognitive abilities.

last but not least, the study of the cognitive development of children is very
important for the establishment of a suitable curriculum. Example: it would be
of no need to teach a child of 5 or 6 how to make substraction operations
because his brain cannot process it and thus cannot understand it. this is just
an example to show how important is the knowledge of psychology basics are.

all in all: it highly enhances the learning outcome
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Re: Psychology in EFL Teaching/ Learning

Post by glourious on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:00 am

Thank you Sassy for toubling yourself!

I cetainly because interested in this field of study (educational psychology). I think it would really help learners to understand themselves and to understand how they learn. In the other hand it would help us, as teacher, to better understand our students and their individual needs.

I'll do my best to share my findings in this field and throughout our field experiences Smile

Best Regards Sassy!
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Post by sassy86 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:20 am

You're welcome glourious Smile Yes please, do post some notions about psychopedagogy, that would really help me to teach and understand my students better !

Warm regards Smile
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