What is educational psychology?
It could be said that the educational
psychology is the study of learners (students),
of the process of learning and of teaching. It is the study of
what makes a good teacher, the role of research in education,
effective program development, development, theories
of learning, the diversity of students, motivation
and learning environments.
Research in Educational Psychology:
The role of research in educational
psychology is to carefully examine certain questions about factors
that may contribute to learning. For example, a research study
may examine what type of teaching method works best,
and what decision a teacher may make about a problem or issue,
to be most successful. Various teaching programs and theories
of how to teach are also examined.
Technology in the classroom:
Computers used in the classroom
are becoming a common strategy - especially when meeting the diverse
needs of students. In a way the computer works as a tutor to present
information, give students practise, assess their level of understanding
and provide more instruction if needed. The question here is how
effectively can computers teach? Most research done on this topic
concludes that it has small to moderate positive effects on achievement.
It is effective when used in addition to regular classroom
instruction and has less effective results when
it entirely replaces classroom instruction.
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