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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.

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.

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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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