Bachelor of Psychopedagogy


Career Objectives

Provide support to children and adults that present learning difficulties both in the school and work environment.


Professional Profile

A professional who intervenes in the learning process of people who present difficulties in it, considering not only their learning methodology but also the social and affective environment in which they perform; His goal is to achieve improvement in their poor skills.

“It comprises brain function, from the point of view of *cognitive and socio-affective processes that intervene in learning; it analyzes different methodological perspectives related to the learning of reading, writing and calculation, and knows the psychological and *cognitive processes that underlie this learning, all this, according to the design and implementation of *psycho-pedagogical strategies that allow the intervention of difficulties that may be presented in these *curriculum areas.” Ms. María Verónica Garcés Ramón –Psychopedagogy Academic Director - Andrés Bello University

For that, he has sound *neurological, psychological, methodological and strategic training in stimulation and intervention associated with this task; trained to perform both in the areas of common and special education as well as health and work.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He diagnoses the problems that cause low school performance of certain students considering all the variables that influence it, such as the affective, social, etc.

Based on the diagnosis, he implements specific strategies, such as: treatment, guidance or referral to specialized professionals in the case, with a view to overcoming the problem.

He advises the teachers in terms of problems that did not exist or were unknown, such as *disruptive students, lack of motivation, attention deficit, *hyperactivity, *compulsive gambling, *anorexia, *bulimia or drug addiction.

He performs improvement to education professional in the detection of learning difficulties.

He provides guidance and advice to parents of children with learning difficulties.

He advises professionals of the socio-educational area regarding study skills and systems and teaching methods and processes.

He implements prevention, stimulation and reeducation programs for learning processes.

He understands the educational needs and develops adaptations to the study plan/curriculum.

He develops, guides and advises on the construction and selection of specific didactic materials for children with special educational needs.

He performs vocational-occupational guidance in the individual and group modalities.

He participates in *interdisciplinary research projects in different institutional areas related to education, health, work, etc, transmitting their knowledge.

He leads community projects that promote learning in vulnerable sectors.

He intervenes in the human resources area in contexts related to the world of work.

He develops intervention strategies in projects related to the elderly.

Teaching in the field of learning disorders


Occupational Field

Educational establishments in the preschool, basic and high school levels

Children’s Homes

Hospital Centers

Hospital Schools

Special Schools

Diagnostic Centers

Counseling Centers (family, work, community)

Psychopedagogy Clinics

Specialized Psychopedagogy Institutes

Psychopedagogy Departments

Training Departments of organizations and companies

In the production of multimedia teaching materials

Educational teams of museums or cultural or leisure companies


Estimated time of College years

4 - 5 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

Basic Training Courses

General Psychology

Oral and Written Communication

Educational Computing

Human Biology

Professional Area

*Neuropsychological Bases of Learning

*Developmental Psychology (2 semesters)

Psychology of Learning

*Social Psychology

*Child Psychopathology

*Pedagogy

*Didactics (2 semesters)

*Psycholinguistics

Language *Therapy and Evaluation

*Psychoanalysis

Intervention in Difficulties of School Behavior

*Cognitive Rehabilitation

*Psycho-pedagogical Diagnosis (3 semesters)

*Curriculum Analysis and Assessment

*Curriculum Adaptations in Learning Problems

Family Intervention Theory and Techniques

Research Methodology (2 semesters)

Applied Statistics

*Educational Guidance


*Vocational Guidance (2 semesters)

Psychopedagogy in Special Education

Psychopedagogy (Occupational)

Adult and Old Age Psychology

*Institutional Psychopedagogy

Psychopedagogy Practicum (3 semesters)

Workshop: Psycho-pedagogical Approaches in *fieldwork

Specialties

Occupational Psychopedagogy, Special Education, Social Psychopedagogy, Primary Education


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Interests

Desires to do something that has to do with people and for people Willingness to listen and understand others

Motivated to reach the full development of human potential

Curiosity to understand his behavior and others’ behavior

Motivated to reach satisfaction, personal and social achievement of people

Seeking to understand thoroughly what interests him to simplify it and make it understandable for others

Appreciation for knowledge

Meticulous in being objective and clear in what he expresses

Taste for working in contact with other people

Interest in organizing, planning and evaluating activities

Appreciation for universal values and family


Skills

Ease to understand concepts

Observation, analysis and reflection of himself and others (seeking causes and consequences)

Critical with what he studies and observes in his environment

Good reading skill and reading comprehension

Ability to convey ideas and concepts in verbal and written form

Without hearing impairment or other physical defect that affect the professional exercise

Ease to be understood and understand others


Vocation

For seeking the comprehensive development of the human being, guiding him to discover his autonomy and self-worth

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate’s Personality

Honesty and respect towards the human being

Tolerant towards individual and cultural differences

Sensitivity and emotional stability

Empathy, that is, ability to put oneself in someone else’s position

Patient


Work Scope

Urban

In direct contact with people


Related Careers

Educational Psychology

Special Education

Basic Education

Glossary of Terms

*Disruptive Students: Students that alter school discipline or coexistence, preventing or hindering the teaching-learning process.

*Anorexia: Abnormal lack of a prolonged loss of appetite that can lead to a significant weight loss.

*Bulimia: Mental disorder related to compulsive eating.

*Cognitive: Cognition: Knowledge of reality through of reason.

*Curriculum: Related to the study plan.

*Didactics: Part of pedagogy that deals with the systems and practical teaching methods.

*Hyperactivity: Alteration of childhood behavior that consist in the impossibility of remaining still, being in continuous activity.

*Interdisciplinary: Integration of various disciplines focused on the same project or achieving the same goal.

*Compulsive Gambling: Addiction to gambling.

*Neurological: Medical specialty that deals with the study of diseases of the nervous system.

*Neuropsychology: Science that studies the relationship between the brain function and the person’s behavior.

*Educational Guidance: Discipline that collaborates with the students in the adaptation of teaching and learning processes to their own way of learning, so that they reach autonomy in this process, acquiring study techniques and habits.


*Vocational Guidance: Advice on the process to find the vocation and the configuration of the professional life project.

*Pedagogy: Science that studies the development of physical, mental and moral faculties of people during their training process.

*Psychoanalysis: Discipline that treats mental illnesses of the individual based on the unconscious significance of his words, actions, dreams, fantasies and deliriums.

*Psycholinguistics: Study of the psychological and *neurological factors that enable humans to acquire, use and understand the language.

*Developmental Psychology: Study of the human development and the cognitive (related to knowledge), affective and social transformations in the stages of the life cycle corresponding to adolescence, adulthood and old age.

*Social Psychology: Discipline that studies how the social environment affects or intervenes in the way of thinking and the individual behavior of people, and in turn, how their mentality contribute to collective thinking.

* Child Psychopathology: Psychological disorder of the child that influences his family and school life.

*Institutional Psychopedagogy: Analysis techniques of the educational institution in relation to their psycho-pedagogical practices.

*Psycho-pedagogical: Psychopedagogy: Science that deals with the study, prevention and correction of difficulties that a normal individual may present in the learning process.

*Language Therapy: Actions that are aimed at treating language disorders.

*Fieldwork: Practice of the profession.

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