Educational Psychologist

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

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