Educational psychology: a practitioner-researcher model of teaching

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Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2001 - Education - 537 pages
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While covering the basic concepts of psychological theory as it applies to education, child development, human learning and behavior, classroom management and assessment, this text is written from the point of view that teaching is both an art and a science. It is the first text to offer a practitioner-researcher model of teaching in which both pre-service and in-service teachers learn to integrate observational skills and hypothesis testing into their classroom teaching as a way of constantly checking research and theory against demonstrated results. Based on the practice of Action Research, it challenges students to become critical thinkers both as immediate consumers of teacher training courses and later as classroom teachers.

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Contents

The Teacher as Practitioner and Researcher
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Considering the Uniqueness
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Considering the Uniqueness
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Dr. Richard Parsons is a Professor in the Dept. of Counseling and Educational Psychology at West Chester University. Dr. Parsons has more than 28 years of teaching experience, and he has authored or co-authored more than 70 professional articles and books.

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