Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice (8th Edition) by Robert E. Slavin

By Robert E. Slavin

From popular academic psychologist, Robert Slavin, the 10th version of this well known textual content interprets conception into practices that lecturers can use of their study rooms with deeper inquiry into the concept that of intentionality and an intensive integration of criteria. This variation highlights present matters and rising traits within the box of academic psychology. The 10th version keeps to have in-depth, functional insurance with a spotlight at the intentional instructor by way of featuring up to the moment examine reflective, intentional instructor can practice. An “intentional teacher,” in line with Slavin, is person who consistently displays on his or her perform and makes educational judgements in keeping with a transparent notion of the way those practices impact scholars. to aid readers develop into “intentional teachers,” the writer deals a suite of inquiries to advisor them and versions top practices via school room examples.

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W e there is no recipe for the ingredients that make up a commonsense approach to teaching, the behaviors consistent with being an intentional teacher are about as close as we can get. Intentional teachers are thoughtful. Lilce Mr. Harris, they consider multiple perspectives on classroom situations. When they talce action, they are purposeful and think about why they do what they do. Intentional teachers follow their actions with carefill reflection, evaluating their actions to determine whether they have resulted in the desired outcomes.

Random assignment ensured that the two groups were essentially equivalent before the experiment began. This equivalence is critical, because if we were not sure that the two groups were equal before the experiment, we would not be able to tell whether it was the prizes that made the difference in their subsequent behavior. A second feature of this study that is characteristic of experiments is that everything other than the treatment itself (the prizes) was kept the same for the prize and no-prize groups.

They apply as much to the training of What Makes a Good Teacher? astronauts as to the teaching of reading. How these taslcs are accomplished, however, differs widely according to the ages of the students, the objectives of instruction, and other factors. What malces a good teacher is the ability to carry out all the taslcs involved in effective instruction (Burden & Byrd, 2003). Warmth, enthusiasm, and caring are essential, as is subject matter laowledge. But it is the successful accomplishment of all the taslcs of teaching that malces for instructional effectiveness (Shulman, 2000).

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