Power-Ups, Level Ups, And Problem-Based Learning: Gamifying To Engage An Educational Psychology Lecture Course

Vincent Roman Genareo


Educational Psychology for Young Learners is a three-hour, 300-level foundational course course for pre-service teachers in a school of education. One section is offered each semester, and enrollment ranges from 85-175 students. The course is only offered in an in-person lecture format and meets twice a week for 85 minutes each. This syllabus is a redesign of the course to offer additional opportunities for student engagement and self-directed learning.


Educational Psychology; foundational courses; problem-based learning; game-based learning

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