ch01 - Chapter One Applying Psychology to Teaching Overview...

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Chapter One Applying Psychology to Teaching
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Overview What is educational psychology? How will learning about educational psychology help you be a better teacher? The nature and values of science Complicating factors in the study of behavior and thought processes Good teaching is partly an art and partly a science Reflective teaching: A process to help you grow from novice to expert
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What is educational psychology? Educational psychology is … “A scientific discipline that is concerned with understanding and improving how students acquire a variety of capabilities through formal instruction in classroom settings” (p. 4).
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How Will Learning About Educational Psychology Help You Be a Better Teacher? Teaching is a complex enterprise Educational psychology provides information about a wide range of knowledge and skills Research that informs teachers Educational psychology offers useful and tested ideas for improving instruction Coursework and competence Educational psychology helps prepare teachers to be effective
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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ch01 - Chapter One Applying Psychology to Teaching Overview...

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