Ch. 1 outline - Educational Psychology Branch of psychology...

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Educational Psychology Branch of psychology that specializes in understanding teaching and learning in educational settings A.)Historical Background William James - stressed the importance of observing and listening to classroom teaching John Dewey - stressed children learn best by doing EL Thorndike - promoted the scientific underpinnings of learning Learning Approaches Behavioral Programmed learning - reinforcing student after each step until goal is reached Cognitive Using memory, thinking, reasoning, and so on to help students learn B.)Effective Teaching 1. Subject Matter Confidence 2. Instructional Strategies Constructivist approach- learner centered approach that emphasizes the importance of individuals actively constructing their knowledge Direct Construction Approach- structured, teacher-centered approach characterized by teacher direction and control 3. Goal Setting and Instructional Planning Skills 4. Develop Appropriate Teaching Practices 5. Classroom Management Skills 6. Motivational Skills
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