Psychology of Development and Learning

Psychology of Development and Learning (EQF 6, 5 ECTS)

Through this study-unit, course participants will cover:

–          learning from the perspectives of educational psychology and learning research;

–          the comprehensiveness and importance of learning and development in the framework of education and schooling;

–          the development and shaping of the brain and their dependence of social and cultural factors;

–          development and learning processes as closely intertwined phenomena;

–          socio-cultural and pedagogical views in early-childhood education, school, informal learning, and studying;

–          teacher’s own learning and development and classroom interaction;

–          insightful learning as well as activating and investigative working methods.

Entry Requirements

Applicants interested in following this programme are to satisfy one of the minimum eligibility criteria:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF/EQF Level 4), or equivalent;
  2. A full MQF/EQF Level 4 qualification with a minimum of 120 ECTS, or equivalent;
  3. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF/EQF Level 4) with two subjects at grade C or better and the third subject with a grade D or better.

Mode of Delivery

This module is delivered through asynchronous self-paced learning over a dedicated period of time. 

Mode of Assessment

Ongoing Assessment and Summative Assignment 

Pass Mark: 50% 


Upon successful completion of these study-unit, course participants will be conferred a certification by the University of Helsinki.

Suggested Readings

Training material will be provided by the lecturer.


Applications for these courses open periodically throughout the year. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal:​

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