Chapter 1 Notes

Chapter 1 Notes - January 14th 2008 CHAPTER 1 What is...

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January 14 th , 2008 CHAPTER 1 What is educational psychology o There is a difference between educational psychology and school psychology o Both are graduate level specializations o Both are concerned with applied, often practical issues related to student’s learning School psychology o Orientated towards the assessment, diagnosis and remediation of learning problems in school age children Educational psychology o Primary concerns Generation of new knowledge Theoretical matters regarding human learning and development Class instruction Assessments of students Is a sub discipline of psychology Concerned with principles of learning in the lass o Factors influencing motivational development Curriculum development and reform Testing and evaluation Socio-emotional development of students Teacher training
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o Psychology part How people learn and why they behave the way they do Personal characteristics (heredity, genetics, biology) Demands from environment THE MAGIC FORMULA o B=P x E B- behavior P- personality E- experience Psychology in the classroom o In science we focus on events that occur and often ask questions about those events What happened? How it happened? Why it happened? o When we determine what causes or what is influencing that behavior Hypothesis o A tentative (working) explanation Researched based teaching methods Correlation studies o Identifies whether or not a relationship exists between 2 factors Specifically the correlation is a number or an index that indicates both the strength and direction of the relationship between 2 factors
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Correlations range between 1.00 and -1.00 The closer to 1 or -1 the STRONGER the relationship Positive correlation indicates that the 2 factors increase and decrease together o A = B or A =B Negative correlation indicates that as one increases the other
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