Public University of Navarre

Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019  |  2017/2018 
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 1º S
CASANOVA LAMOUTTE, ELSA MILAGROS (Resp)   [Mentoring ] BEYEBACH ., MARK   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Basic training / Psychology



This course is part of the "Psychology" module, and includes de following topics: Information gathering processes; Acquisition, storage and generation of information processes;Personal identity processes; Social cognition processes. This subject shares matter with the subject "Evolutionary development and learning".


General proficiencies

2.1. Basic proficiencies

BP2 - Students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess skills which are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments and resolving problems in their area of study.

BP3 - Students are able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) in order to voice opinions which include reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.

2.2. General proficiencies

GP2 - To promote and facilitate learning in early childhood from a global perspective, integrating the different cognitive, emotional, psychomotor and volitional dimensions.

GP4 - To encourage interaction in and outside the classroom and address the peaceful resolution of conflicts. To be able to observe learning contexts and situations of coexistence in a systematic manner, and reflect on them.

GP5 - To reflect in groups on the acceptance of rules and respect for others. To promote the autonomy and uniqueness of each child as factors involved in the education of emotions, feelings and values ¿in early childhood.

GP9 - To be familiar with the organization of early childhood education centers and the range of actions involved in their operation. Accept that teaching, as a practice, must be constantly refined and adapted to scientific, pedagogical and social changes over the course of one's life.

GP10 - To provide parents with guidance regarding education in the family in the 0-6 period and to master the social skills involved in dealing with the families of each child and all the families as a group.

2.3. Transverse proficiencies
TP2 - To demonstrate a level of competence in Spanish and, where appropriate, Basque equivalent to the C1 level of the Council of Europe¿s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Specific proficiencies

SP2 - To promote learning in early childhood from a global perspective, integrating cognitive, emotional, psychomotor and volitional dimensions.

SP4 - To reflect on learning contexts and contexts of coexistence in education centers. To be able to observe systematically, acknowledge work well done, accept the rules and respect others.

SP5 - To reflect on classroom practices in order to promote innovation. To acquire habits and skills for autonomous and cooperative learning, and to be familiar with quality management models.

SP9 - To be familiar with the organization of early childhood education centers and how they work in collaboration with the various sectors of the educational community and social environment.

SP10 - To encourage cooperation, harmonious coexistence and the motivation and desire to learn, to participate actively in the center¿s projects and to attend to relations with children¿s families.


Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are the product of having mastered the basic, general and specific proficiencies. Three levels are established:

- Optimum: 100% of the proficiency acquired; at leat 75% fully mastered.

- Average: Acquisition of the majority of the proficiencies of the subject; mastery of the specific proficiencies

- Inadequate: insufficient acquisition of the specific proficiencies

Students will be considered APTO if their learning outcome is optimum or average.

The expected learning outcomes of this course are the following:

LO1- To learn the fundamental concepts of early attention. To identify and describe basic psychological processes. To understand the bases of personality and learning in early childhood (CG8).

LO2- To solve, describe and present problems and solutions to a lay and professional audience (CB4, CE2)

LO3- To identify the fundamental aspects of early attention, the functioning of basic psychological processes, the clues of learning and of personality construction (CB2, CG2, CG10 , CE3 yCE8).

LO4- To analyze and reflect on the class-room practices to promote innovation  (CG5, CE4 Y CE5).

LO5- To generate and communicate ideas in order to formulate posible solutions (CB4). To acquire learning skills that promote future autonomous learning (CB5).

LO6- To apply strategies to promote conviviality in the classsroom and the pacific resolution of conflicts (CG3, CG4). Identify and evaluate learning and conviviality contexts (CG3)

Learning outcomes are related to contents, activities and evaluation:

Learning outcomes Contents Activities evaluation
 LO1 (BP3, SP9)  1,2,3,4  A1, A5, A6  ES22, ES4 
 LO2 (BP4)  1,2,3,4  A2  ES2, ES3, ES4
 LO3 (BP2, GP4, SP10)  1,2,3,4  A1, A2, A3, A6, ES2,ES3, ES4
 LO4 (GP10, SP5)  1,2,3,4  A1, A2, A5 ES2,ES3, ES4
 LO5 (BP5)  1,2,3,4  A3, A4, A5 ES2, ES3, ES4
 LO6 (GP3, GP5, SP8)  1,2,3,4, A1, A2, A3, A4, A6  ES3, ES4



5.1. Teaching methods

Code Description
TM1 Lecture with full attendance
TM2 Interaction in large group
TM3 Interaction in medium-sized group
TM4 Interaction in small group
TM5 Individualised interaction: tasks and guidelines for autonomous study

5.2. Learning activities

Code Description Hours Attendance
LA1 Theory classes (foundation, examples, proven applications and developments) 45 100
LA2 Practical classes or, in the event, practical experience (in the field) 15 100
LA3 Preparation of papers and oral defence 30 10
LA4 Self-study 50 0
LA5 Tutorials 5 100
LA6 Oral or written exams 5 100


Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies/learning outcomes

Learning activities Basic General Transverse Specific
LA1 BP2,BP3 GP2,GP4,GP5,GP9,GP10 TP2 SP2,SP4,SP5,SP10
LA2 BP2,BP3 GP2,GP4,GP5,GP9,GP10 TP2 SP2,SP4,SP5,SP10
LA3 BP2,BP3 GP2,GP4,GP5,GP9,GP10 TP2 SP2,SP4,SP5,SP10
LA4 BP2,BP3 GP2,GP4,GP5 TP2 SP2,SP4,SP5,SP10
LA5 BP2,BP3 GP4 TP2 SP2,SP4,SP5,SP10
LA6 BP2,BP3 GP2,GP4,GP5,GP9,GP10 TP2 SP2,SP4,SP5,SP10



English / Spanish/ Euskara



The evaluation of the Psychological Bases course focuses on students´ ongoing participation in both theoretical and practical activities. Both individual and group activities are evaluated, according to the following percentages:  

Code Description Weight  Recoverable
SE1  Course attendance and active participation. 5%  0%
SE2  Individual portfolio: Theoretical papers 20% 50%
SE3  Practical group assignments 15%  0%
SE4  Written or oral examination (final and/or partial). 60% 100%
  TOTAL 100% 70%


More information on written exams:


*Written exams will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions. Correct answers will add 1 point, incorrect ones will subtract .25.


* The first partial exam will include modules I to IV-V, and will provide a 30% of the final course mark. In order to pass the exam, students are required to obtain 5 out of 10 possible points (20 out of 40). This exam will take place during the first days of November. The exact date will be decided by the professor.


* The second partial exam  (ordinary exam) will include modules IV-V to X, and will provide another 30% of the final course mark. In order to pass the exam, students will have to obtain 5 out of 10 possible points (20 out of 40). The exam date will be set by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences..


* In order to pass the Psychological Bases course, both the first and the second partial need to be passed (no average will be calculated) .


* The students who fail one or both partial exams will be examined again during the extraordinary exam period. The extraordinary exam will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions on the contents that have not been passed yet (first or second partial exam, or a global exam if neither of them has been passed) and will take place on the date set by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. An exam that has been passed cannot be taken again in order to improve the mark.


*The marks from the continuous evaluation (course attendance and active participation, up to 5%; individual portfolio, up to 20%; practical group assignments, up to 50%) will only be added to the course mark if the exams are passed.


*The deadlines for the individual portfolio tasks and for the practical group assignments will be set by the professor. Papers presented after the established deadlines will not be accepted.


*In the case that a student has to repeat the course, s/he will have to present again individual portfolio tasks and group assignments. Previous year´s marks will not be taken into account.



According to the curriculum of the Verified Memory of the Degree, the contents of the subject "Psychological Bases: individual and social environment" are related to the study of: the processes of information gathering; Processes of acquisition, storage and generation of information; The processes of personal identity and the Processes of cognition and social valuation. This means the study of the psychological processes that support the process of teaching and learning, the understanding, analysis and evaluation of personal and social identity, the interpretation of social reality in different environments and the study of factors that Determine group behavior.
To explain and predict the functioning of mind and behavior, psychology starts with the individual as a unique being, owner of his perceptions, emotional experiences, judgments and decisions, which will ultimately depend on the social circumstances that surround him and urge him Towards adaptive psychosocial development.



Module 1: Information reception
1: Introduction to Psychology
2: Sensorial and perceptive processes

3: Attention

Module 2: Acquisition, storage and generation of information
4: Learning
5: Memory
6: Thinking

Module 3: Personal identity
7: Motivation and emotion
8: Personality

Module 4: Processes of social cognition
9: Social cognition

10: Attitudes and persuasion



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Basic readings
*Deaux, K., & Snyder, M. (Eds.) (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

*Gluck, M.A., Mercado, E., & Myers, C.E. (2016). Learning and memory. From brain to behavior (3rd edition).  New York: Worth Publishers.

*Masmoudi, S., Yun Dai, D., & Naceur A. (Eds.) (2012). Attention, representation, and human performance. An integration of cognition, emotion, and motivation. New York: Psychology Press.

*Sanz de Acedo Lizarraga, M.L. (2012). Psicología. Individuo y medio social. Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer.

Complementary readings

Anderson, J. R. (2001). Aprendizaje y memoria. Un enfoque integral. México: McGraw-Hill.
Anderson, J. R. (2001). Aprendizaje y memoria. Un enfoque integral. México: McGraw-Hill.

Castillo Villar,M.D. (2009). La atención. Madrid: Pirámide.

Cuadrado, Guirado, I. y Fenandez Sedano, I. (Coords) (2007): Psicología Social. Madrid: Sanz y Torres.

De Diego Vallejo, R; Chico del Río, M. (2013). Prácticas de Psicología Social. Madrid: Pirámide.

De Torres,  J.S. (2006). Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Díaz Gómez, J. M., Gámez Armas, E. (2010). Motivación y emoción: investigaciones actuales. Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de La Laguna.

Domínguez Sánchez, F.J. (2003). Guía Didáctica. Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: UNED.

Fernández-Abascal, E.G. (2010). Psicología de la emoción. Madrid:Univ. Ramón Areces.

Fernández-Abascal, E.G; Martín Díaz, M.D. y Domínguez Sánchez, F.J. (2001) Procesos Psicológicos. Madrid: Pirámide.

García Sevilla, J., y Fuentes Melero, L. (2010). Manual de psicología de la atención. Una perspectiva neurocientífica. Madrid: Síntesis.

Gaviria, E., Cuadrado, I. y López Sáez, M. (2009). Introducción a la Psicología Social. Madrid, Sanz y Torres.

Goldstein, E. B. (2006). Sensación y percepción. Madrid: International Thomson.
Gross, R. D. (2007). Psicología. La ciencia de la mente y la conducta. México: Manual Moderno.
Holyoak, K. J., y Morrison, R. G. (2005). The Cambridge handbook of thinking and reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Larsen, R. J., y Buss, D. M. (2005). Psicología de la personalidad: Dominios de conocimiento sobre la naturaleza humana. México DF: McGraw-Hill.

López Sáez, M. (2007). Fundamentos de la teoría de la disonancia cognitiva. En F. J. Morales, M. Moya, E. Gaviria, y I. Cuadrado (Eds.), Psicología social (pp. 517-534). Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
Myers, D. (2011). Exploraciones de la psicología social. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Palmero, F; Mestre, J.M. (2004). Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: Mc Graw-Hill.
Pinel, J. P. J. (2007). Biopsicología. Madrid: Pearson.

Posner, M. I. (2011). Cognitive neuroscience of attention (2ª ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

Santiago de Torres, J. (2006) Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: Pirámide.

Sanz Aparicio, M.T. (2013). Psicología de la Motivación: Teoría y Práctica. Madrid: Sanz y Torres.

Tortosa Gil, F. (2006). Historia de la Psicología. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Zentner, J. y Antoni, M. (2014). Las cuatro emociones básicas. Barcelona: Ed. Herder.



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