ERIC Number: ED324315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Psychology as a "Foundation" in Teacher Education: Reforming an Old Notion. Issue Paper 89-9.
Peterson, Penelope L.; And Others
A far-reaching reexamination of teacher education in the United States is underway, stimulated by reform initiatives from within the profession and by criticisms from without. This article raises questions about the place and form of educational psychology in the larger conversation about the thoughtful preparation of teachers. Recent research and theory in cognition and instruction suggest alternatives to traditional conceptions of the learner, the teacher, and classroom learning. This research has implications for the reconsideration of the content, curriculum, and methods of educational psychology and also for the ways in which teacher educators learn to teach the adults who will become tomorrow's teachers. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Andragogy, Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Metacognition, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.