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Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Anita Woolfolk: Educational Psychology 8 th Edition Chapter 1 Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Psychology.

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2 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Anita Woolfolk: Educational Psychology 8 th Edition Chapter 1 Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Psychology

3 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Overview What Is Good teaching? The Ultimate Goal of Teaching: Lifelong Learning The Role of Educational Psychology How This Book Can Help You Learn

4 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Concept Map for Chapter 1 Ultimate Goal of Teaching How This Book Can Help You Learn. The Role of Educational Psychology What Is Good Teaching? Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Psychology

5 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Teacher’s Casebook Award for excellence in teaching You are on the committee Lots of staff interest in the award Political? Or… Valid award for excellent teaching What is good teaching?

6 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon What Is Good Teaching? Bilingual first grade Suburban sixth grade Two advanced math classes

7 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Connect and Extend Describe the most effective teacher you ever had. Any examples in the news of effective teachers? See chapters 12 and 13 for connections. Check the research. Consider the ‘Connect and Extend’ sidebars throughout the text.

8 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Expert Knowledge Content General teaching strategies Curriculum Subject-specific knowledge Learners Settings Goals and purposes of teaching

9 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Reflection Question Think of an ‘expert teacher’ you had in the past. How many of the ‘expert knowledges’ did that teacher demonstrate on a consistent basis?

10 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Reflection Questions Compare and contrast expert and novice teachers. Use examples from your experience that illustrate your comparisons and contrasts.

11 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Teaching: Artistry, Technique, and a Lot of Work!

12 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Art versus Science Teaching as a science: effective techniques Teaching as an art: reflective, inventive Teaching as art and science combined

13 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon A Perspective on the Art versus Science Question

14 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Where the world ceases to be the stage for personal hopes and desires, where we, as free beings, behold it in wonder, to question and to contemplate, there we enter the realm of art and science. If we trace out what we behold and experience through the language of logic, we are doing science... continued

15 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon...if we show it in forms whose interrelationships are not accessible to your conscious thought but are intuitively recognized as meaningful, we are doing art. Common to both is the devotion to something beyond the personal, removed from the arbitrary. Albert Einstein

16 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon The Role of Educational Psychology Understanding and improvement of instruction What people think and do as they teach and learn Solving the everyday problems of education

17 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Would Teaching Be a Good Career for Me?

18 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Common Concerns Classroom discipline Motivating students Accommodating differences Evaluating student work Dealing with parents “Reality shock”

19 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon The Ultimate Goal of Teaching: Life Long Learning Self-regulated learning Knowledge Motivation Volition

20 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Common Sense versus Research

21 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Common Sense? Taking turns in primary reading class. Classroom management: student movement. Skipping grades for bright students.

22 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Research

23 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Overview of Research Descriptive research Ethnography Participant observation Case studies Correlation Experimental research Causal Manipulative Principles and theories

24 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Correlations Strength and direction Size of number is the strength The sign (+ or -) is the direction Positive = same direction Negative = opposite directions Range is to Does NOT indicate cause

25 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Experimental Research Comparable groups of subjects Random assignment of subjects Treatment Measurement after treatment Statistically significant Principle Theory

26 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Reflection Question Students in a classroom are being divided into two groups to test a new teaching method. They are assigned to the groups by drawing numbers from a hat. What kind of research is being used?

27 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon How this book can help you learn.

28 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon How this book can help you learn: Getting ready to learn: Outline Overview “What would you do?” Aids to understanding: Checkpoints Summary

29 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon How this book can help you learn: Applying the knowledge: “What would you do?” Guidelines Point/counterpoint Becoming a professional Becoming a good teacher

30 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Summary What Is Good Teaching? The Ultimate Goal of Teaching: Lifelong Learning The Role of Educational Psychology How This Book Can Help You Learn

31 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Review Questions What do expert teachers know? What are the artistic and scientific aspects of teaching? What are the concerns of beginning teachers? Describe self-regulated learning.

32 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon Review Questions What is Educational Psychology? Describe descriptive statistics. What are correlations? What are experimental studies? Distinguish between principles and theories.

33 Copyright 2001 by Allyn and Bacon End Chapter 1


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