1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2514-13 Educational Psychologist

Investigates learning and teaching, and develops psychological techniques to foster the development and skills of individuals and groups in educational settings.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • conducts research into motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance
  • collects data and analyses characteristics of students and recommends educational programs
  • formulates achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction
  • develops special methods of remedial instruction
  • develops guidelines for the selection and development of teachers
  • liaises with education specialists to plan curriculum and develop methods of organising, conducting and evaluating education programs
  • may provide individuals and groups with educational and vocational guidance, training in study skills and personal counselling

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