Reflective_Practice_FA10M - EPSY 201 This is a...

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EPSY 201 This is a lecture/discussion course that considers the scientific study of educational instruction. Our goal is to develop insightful perspectives on the study of teaching and learning. We explore the thoughts and actions of people in educational settings.
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The ideas underlying this discipline are important foundations for future understandings and explorations. We will endeavor to highlight a set of particular concepts, principles, and theories with which prospective teachers and parents should be familiar.
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A discipline is a branch of knowledge. “Teachers should be well trained in their discipline.” “Anthropology is the study of human beings.” “Psychology is the study of the human mind.” “Educational Psychology is the study of teaching and learning.” “In what discipline is DZ’s doctorate?” Disciplines , then, are fields of study in which a “student” may concentrate, such as: English, History, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Spanish, Mathematics to name a few. What are your disciplines ?
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Three major questions will drive our semester's scholarship: 1) How do people (children and adolescents) learn? 2) What are the best practices of today’s effective instruction? 3) How can one determine if learning has transpired?
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Major Course Dimensions • The Discipline’s Research Basis • Contexts of Learning/Development • Models of Learning • Perspectives on Teaching
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This is a practical problem/solution course in the sense that each week we’ll have an overarching theme or question that focuses our thinking and discussion.
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dynamic process of obtaining knowledge and skill. It always involves:
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course EPSY 201 taught by Professor Davidzola during the Fall '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Reflective_Practice_FA10M - EPSY 201 This is a...

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