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Overview

Educational Psychologists investigate learning and teaching, and develop psychological techniques to foster the development and skills of individuals and groups in educational settings.

Day-to-day

  • conducts research studies of motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance
  • collects data and analyses characteristics of students and recommends educational programmes
  • formulates achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction.

Considerations

  • stressful.

To become an Educational Psychologist

  • You need a specialised postgraduate degree in psychology and a period of supervised practice to work as an Educational Psychologist.

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  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Psychology

  • Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Mental Health

  • Communication Skills

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Autism Diagnosis / Treatment / Care

  • Presentation Skills

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