ERIC Number: ED325472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Ritual and Reality in Teaching and Teacher Education.
British psychologists have presented educational psychology as an academic discipline and have distanced themselves from practical teaching. Most have disavowed any particular knowledge about teaching and suggested that teachers themselves should discover the way academic concepts are applied to teaching. As students of human learning, educational psychologists should be the ones to explore the relationships between human learning and attempts to influence it, which is the aim of teaching. They should work with teachers in symbiotic systemic research on teaching, attempting to relate practical teaching to principles of human learning. A long-standing program of teacher training that has adopted this approach is described, and a proposal is made for involving British psychologists in general in teacher training. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: This is the Eighth Vernon-Wall Lecture to the Education Section of the British Psychological Society (Leicester, United Kingdom, 1989).