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ERIC Number: EJ843455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Commentary: Similarities and Differences among Educational Psychology Textbooks--An Author's Perspective
Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis
Teaching Educational Psychology, v1 n3 Fall 2006
In this article, the author discusses the similarities and differences among educational psychology textbooks. Similarities among textbooks are: (1) general topics covered; (2) organizational scheme; and (3) visual appeal. Differences among textbooks are: (1) specific content; (2) writing style; (3) pedagogy; (4) design; and (5) ancillary package. The author strongly urges her colleagues who teach educational psychology to reflect carefully on what "their" circumstances are--what specific concepts and principles they believe are most important for their students to master, how metacognitively sophisticated their students tend to be, and so on--and to choose their textbooks accordingly. There is simply no one-size-fits-all in educational psychology texts.
Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group (TEP/SIG). Educational Foundations Department, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA 17551. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A