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EDP 201 – Chapter 1

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EDP 201 – Chapter 1 Educational psychology – branch of psychology that deals with understanding teaching and learning in education Big 3 – William James, John Dewey, E.L. Thorndike James – stretch the mind Dewey – children are active learners, react to world around, competent education for all Thorndike – hone reasoning skills Skinner- behavior response, teach to learn answer, reinforce it Cognitive – memory, thinking, reasoning, etc Don’t have to be scientific recipe to teach Constructivist approach – individuals construct their knowledge with guidance from teacher Direct Instruction approach – teacher-centered, structured, teacher controls
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Unformatted text preview: and directs • Specific criteria for success, plan. • Help students be motivated, manage class • Communication skills • Differentiated instruction – recognize that students have variations in abilities • Don’t get discouraged by time effort • 3 ways of research – descriptive, correlational, and experimental • Descriptive – observe and record behavior, ask for info, standardized tests • Correlational – relationship between two (or more) things • Experimental – an experiment • Be a teacher-researcher...
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