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Psych+356_September+4_CTools - Dr. Joanne P. Smith-Darden...

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Dr. Joanne P. Smith-Darden Amanda Berhenke Cristina Mercado September 4, 2008
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Contact Information Professor : Dr. Joanne Smith-Darden Office: 2056 East Hall Phone: 764-7472 e-mail: smithjp@umich.edu Office Hours: Tuesday from 11-12:30 and by appointment Mailbox on second floor of East Hall in the Developmental Psychology office
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What’s up today? 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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Text Ormrod, J.E. (2008). Educational psychology (6 th ed.) Upper Saddle, NJ: Pearson Education Inc. Abbeduto, L. (2006). Taking sides: Clashing views in educational psychology . Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill.
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Course design Designed for students who might pursue careers related to education but who are unlikely to be K-12 classroom teachers Takes a psychological and social science approach to studies of teaching and learning Emphasizes empirical research Considers interface of science, practice, and
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Course content K-12 education is main focus Student learning and teaching effectiveness are emphasized Differences among individuals and learning environments are examined Historical and cross-national differences in education
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Historical landmarks in American education: 1770- 1800 Few schools, tutors for rich families, curriculum built on the Bible In the late eighteenth century, formation of an appropriate “American Literature” was a key component of the nationalist agenda Noah Webster (considered a cultural nationalist) introduced American readers and spellers with American
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