Psychodiagnostics in School
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Course title in Estonian
Psühhodiagnostika koolis
Course title in English
Psychodiagnostics in School
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
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lecturer of 2018/2019  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
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Course aims
Give knowledge about testing children in school and skills for using test battery of thinking and memory tests.

Only those students who have the bachelor of psychology degree or the equivalent may be registered for this subject.
Brief description of the course
1. Testing and widely used tests in different countries.
2. Learning about the theoretical background and the tests of the concrete test battery
3. Practicing the usage of the test battery.
4. Practicing the interpretation of the test results
Independent work
1.Reading literature
2. Testing children, analyzing and interpreting the results
3. Interpreting different cases
Learning outcomes in the course
1) knows problems connected with usage of tests and testing
2) has an overview of tests used in school and their theoretical background
3) is able to use the test battery and interpret the results
Assessment methods
Test, interpretation of cases given in the seminars and the results of tested children .
Prof. Eve Kikas
Study literature
Robinson Kurpius, S., & Stafford, M. (2008). Testimine ja mõõtmine. Kasutajasõbralik teejuht. Talinna Ülikooli Kirjastus
Kikas, E. (toim)(2010).Õppimine ja õpetamine esimeses ja teises kooliastmes. Tunnetusprotsessid ja nende arengulised iseärasused. EV HTM.
Sattler, J. M. (2001). Assessment of children: Cognitive applications. Fourth Edition. M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc (osa peatükke)
Toomela, A. (2003). Development of symbol meaning and the emergence of the semiotically mediated mind. In A. Toomela (Ed.), Cultural guidance in the development of the human mind (pp. 163-210). Westport, Connecticut & London: Ablex.
Tulving, E. (1985). Mälu. TÜ kirjastus.
Vygotsky, L. S. (1934/1997). Thought and language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Seminarides antavad materjalid
Replacement literature