EdPsych+356_09_09.11_08_JPSD

EdPsych+356_09_09.11_08_JPSD - Dr. Joanne P. Smith-Darden...

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Dr. Joanne P. Smith-Darden Amanda Berhenke Cristina Mercado September 9 - 11, 2008
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Last week Historical Landmarks in American Education School History 1900-1950: The Main Ideas Early Pioneers in Educational Psychology Historical Struggles against biases How do we compare? Historical Trends in Educational
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What’s up today? Finish up the video: Video – “As American as Public School: 1900- 1950” Research/Recurring Dilemmas Basic Principles of Human Development Cognitive and Linguistic Development Theories of Development
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Educational Psychology Research should focus on: Data-based decision making : requires knowledge of a variety of assessment models and methods that enable them to develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data for the purpose of making recommendations to improve the academic performance and/or social- emotional development of children and adolescents
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More on Ed Psych Research foci: Educational and psychological treatment outcomes : requires knowledge of and the ability to develop skills for a wide- range of treatments to promote academic performance and social- emotional behavior.
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More… Multicultural diversity : requires knowledge of identity development that facilitates the development of skills to work with a students and families from diverse groups, thereby engaging in culturally-competent practice.
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More… Program development and evaluation : requires knowledge and skills relating to a variety of interventions and research methodologies that enable us to develop, implement, and evaluate school-based programs designed for children and adolescents.
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And… Facilitation of organizational change : requires an understanding of the complexity of educational systems and how school psychologists can promote systemic changes to improve services for children and adolescents.
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Recurring Dilemmas in Educational Psychology Research: Basic vs Applied research Tension between research-practice Micro vs molar approaches Authenticity vs Complexity Validity Identifying causal factors Evidence vs Opinion Cumulative findings Experimental data
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  Research in Educational Psychology is Based on : Theories Testable hypotheses The scientific method, so researchers Conceptualize the problem Collect data Draw conclusions Revise research conclusions and theory
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Ormrod: 3 Types of Research Descriptive Correlational Experimental
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Descriptive Research in Educational Psychology: Survey methods Interviews and questionnaires Program evaluation Action research      All these methods provide rich details about  students and teachers in natural situations 
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Calculates relations between variables as they occur naturally Positive correlation (greater than zero but less than or equal to 1) Negative correlation (less than zero but
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EdPsych+356_09_09.11_08_JPSD - Dr. Joanne P. Smith-Darden...

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