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Kristjansson, Kristjan – Educational Psychologist, 2012
The recently fashionable theories of positive psychology have educational ramifications at virtually every level of engagement, culminating in the model of positive education. In this critical review, I scrutinize positive education as a potential theory in educational psychology. Special attention is given to conceptual controversies and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Adolescents
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Lauermann, Fani; Karabenick, Stuart A. – Educational Psychologist, 2011
Accountability systems have important implications for schooling. Missing from discussions about their implementation, however, are ways they affect teacher responsibility. Responsibility has been insufficiently explicated in the education literature, including its impact on teacher motivation, emotion, and behavior. We propose that a…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Responsibility, Accountability, Teacher Attitudes
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Block, Cathy Collins – Educational Psychologist, 2008
The purpose of this article is to document the legacy and continuing influence of Michael Pressley's work in the field of reading research and instruction. Descriptions are provided to demonstrate how he translated his data from the cognitive sciences into highly effective pedagogy. A second component of this article discusses how Michael…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Research Methodology, Reading Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Alexander, Patricia; Graham, Steve – Educational Psychologist, 2008
The history of strategies research during the past quarter century has been a story of significant conceptualizations and reconceptualizations regarding the nature, development, and teaching of cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Theoretical models, empirical research, and discussions contributed by Michael Pressley have been central to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Models, Metacognition, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mohan, Lindsey; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Reffitt, Kelly – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Much of Michael Pressley's work during the past decade focused on the nature of highly effective, engaging literacy instruction. Michael Pressley believed that studying effective teachers and schools had the potential to influence more engaging and effective teaching, especially in underresourced schools. First, we describe the grounded…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Research, Reading Instruction
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Louca, Loucas; Elby, Andrew; Hammer, David; Kagey, Trisha – Educational Psychologist, 2004
Most research on personal epistemologies has conceived them as made up of relatively large, coherent, and stable cognitive structures, either developmental stages or beliefs (perhaps organized into theories). Recent work has challenged these views, arguing that personal epistemologies are better understood as made up of finer grained cognitive…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Structures