ERIC Number: ED447403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Applications of Psychological Knowledge to Schooling.
Lambert, Nadine M.
This paper proposes a framework for the application of psychology to schooling that engages collaboration among users and has the potential to improve education outcomes. The assumption underlying this approach is that effective application to social and schooling contexts are self-directed, active, and experiential. The Learner-Centered Psychological Principles were established to help connect the scientific contributions of psychology as a framework of school restructuring that reflects conventional and scientific wisdom. The principles are organized into four categories: (1) cognitive; (2) motivational and affective; (3) development and social; and (4) individual difference factors. These principles were written to stress individual process and conditions that are central to learning. Psychology can help set the agenda in educational reform, particularly by continuing to document exemplary practices in application of psychology in promoting a learner-centered perspective. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (108th, Washington, DC, August 4-8, 2000).