ERIC Number: ED099102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
Relating Psychology and Practice: Relating Some Psychological Principles to a Lesson Given at the A. P. Hill School.
Whitehurst, Keturah E.
This speech focuses on the thesis that most good teachers cannot explain the psychological principles underlying their sound teaching practices. They appear to be unaware of the large body of theoretical and experimental evidence supporting one educational procedure over another. Through reference to a film showing a teacher teaching social studies teaching methods are reviewed in their theoretical framework; including such methods as setting the stage for learning, creating a democratic classroom environment, establishing continuity (Gestalt psychology), removing the immediate blocks to learning, using supplementary materials, and designing assignments with the children. Using these methods and others a teacher sets the stage for the child to do his own learning. (ED)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Mental Health, Models, Motivation Techniques, Psychoeducational Methods, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Institute for Supervising Teachers, Principals, College Personnel, and Student Teachers, Virginia State College (16th, Petersburg, Virginia, January 15, 1966); Filmed from best available copy