Handbook on Teaching Educational Psychology

Handbook on Teaching Educational Psychology

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editors: Donald J. Treffinger, J. Kent Davis, Richard E. Ripple
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483258638

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Handbook on Teaching Educational Psychology provides a wide-ranging survey of practices and problems in teaching educational psychology. This book evaluates and reviews the conceptual and methodological bases of the practices. Organized into four parts encompassing 15 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the general problems encountered by the educational psychologists and the techniques for attacking those problems. This text then tackles the problems of defining the boundaries and content educational psychology. Other chapters consider the methodological tools and issues that are employed by educational psychologists in studying educational problems. This book discusses as well the general conceptual and theoretical models that have influences instructional development and research in educational psychology. The final chapter deals with some of the main issues and developments in teaching educational psychology, organized to distinguish between the graduate and undergraduate levels of instruction. This book is a valuable resource for educational psychologists, teachers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Part I Nature and Organization of Educational Psychology

    1 Historical Perspective

    New and Old Knowledge

    Theoretical Bases

    The Psychological Theorists

    The Past as Guide

    Teaching Modes

    Values and Objectives

    Professional Organization: Development and Publications



    2 Content and Boundaries of Educational Psychology

    Historical Antecedents

    Educational Psychology Textbooks

    Educational Psychology and Boundaries


    3 Methods of Inquiry in Educational Psychology


    Distal Research Methods of Inquiry

    Proximal Research Methods of Inquiry



    4 Future Trends and Issues in Educational Psychology

    Definitions of the Field



    Part II General Conceptual and Theoretical Models

    5 An Applied Behavior Analysis Approach to Educational Psychology

    What Constitutes an Applied Behavior Analysis Approach?

    Principles and Procedures Included in the Applied Behavior

    Analysis Approach


    Summary and Implications


    6 The Cognitive Point of View

    A Special Note to the Cognitive Psychologist

    A Special Note to the Educational Psychologist

    The Objectives of a Cognitive-Educational Psychology

    Choice of a Task Analysis Strategy

    Formulating a General Model

    Choice of Content

    Some General Issues


    7 Humanistic Psychology: Theoretical-Philosophical Framework and Implications for Teaching


    What Is Humanistic Psychology?

    Basic Humanistic Concepts

    Major Contributors to Humanistic Psychology

    Some Strengths and Virtues to Consider

    Implications of Humanistic Psychology for Educational Processes

    Instructional Principles Derived from a Humanistic Framework

    What Humanistic Applications to Education Do not Mean

    What Humanistic Approaches to Education Do Mean

    In Retrospect


    Part III Specific Instructional Approaches

    8 Mastery Learning

    The Concept of Mastery

    Propositions and Assumptions Concerning the Nature of Schooling

    Propositions and Assumptions Concerning the Nature of the Learner

    Propositions and Assumptions Concerning the Nature of Classroom Instruction and Teaching

    Propositions and Assumptions Concerning the Nature of the Teacher

    Our Approach to Mastery Learning



    9 Competency-Based Formats in Educational Psychology

    What Are Competency-Based Programs?

    Instructional Issues—Content

    Instructional Issues—Curricular Techniques

    Instructional Issues-Assessment Techniques

    Additional Research Issues



    10 Instructional Systems: Development, Evaluation and Management of Learning Environments

    Instructional Development Models

    Assessment Phase

    Design Phase

    Production Phase

    Implementation Phase



    11 The Personalized System of Instruction—A New Idea in Higher Education

    History-What's So New About the Personalized System of Instruction?

    The Basic Components of PSI

    Research in PSI

    Implementation and Research Efforts in Educational Psychology

    The Future of PSI


    12 Process Approaches to the Teaching of Educational Psychology

    Process Education Defined



    13 Teaching for Personal Growth and Awareness

    Why Consider "Personal Growth and Awareness"?

    Thinking about Teaching for Personal Growth and Awareness

    Teaching for Personal Growth and Awareness: "Here's What I Do!"

    Conditions and Problems


    Part IV Summary: Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

    14 Issues in Teaching Undergraduate Educational Psychology Courses

    Appropriate Goals

    The Problem of Relevance

    Appropriate Content


    Evaluating Results

    Relationship to the Total Teacher Education Program

    Relating to the Discipline of Educational Psychology

    Raising Standards in Relation to the New Teacher Market

    Systems versus Ad Hoc Approaches to Courses

    Use of Proctors, Tutors, Course Assistants

    Use of the Course for Research and Data Base



    15 Graduate Training in Educational Psychology

    Present Status

    Professional Services




Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483258638

About the Editors

Donald J. Treffinger

J. Kent Davis

Richard E. Ripple

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