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ERIC Number: EJ1168651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
Educational Psychology's Past and Future Contributions to the Science of Learning, Science of Instruction, and Science of Assessment
Mayer, Richard E.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v110 n2 p174-179 Feb 2018
Patricia Alexander (2018) provides a thought-provoking analysis of the past and future of educational psychology. Based on the themes in Alexander's paper, the present paper explores the past and future of educational psychology's contributions to: (a) the science of learning, corresponding to Alexander's theme of "a focus on learning as a core construct"; (b) the science of instruction, corresponding to Alexander's theme of "a search for evidence-based approaches and practices that work"; and (c) the science of assessment, corresponding to Alexander's theme of "an investment in measurement and an appreciation of human variability." Educational psychology remains poised to make continued contributions to theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N00014162046