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Psychology 2062A/B
Doug Hazlewood

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Educational Psych: Study Questions Chapter 1  Taste of educational psychology by sampling research findings in development,  learning, motivation, instruction, and classroom assessment practices 1. How much can common sense guide you in your efforts to help students learn and  develop? 2. What kinds of conclusions can you draw from psychological and educational  research studies? 3. How can psychological principles, theories, and research assist you in making  decisions about how best to help students learn and achieve? How can your  ongoing assessment of students’ work and behaviours help you as well? 4. How can you continue to improve throughout your professional teaching career? 5. What are some possible explanations for Rosa’s poor academic performance?  Could the source of difficulty lie in her limited experience with English? In her  cultural background? In her motivation? In her study skills? In the ways that her  knowledge is assessed? Or perhaps in some combination of these things? 6. Later in the chapter, we will have an overview of the book and discuss strategies  for studying and learning educational psychology effectively. Chapter 2 1. What principles and theories can guide you in your efforts to adapt instruction to  students’ cognitive abilities and to promote their further cognitive development?  2. How do students’ language abilities change with age, and what implications do  such changes have for classroom practice? 3. How might your students differ from one another in their cognitive and linguistic  development, and how can you accommodate such differences? Chapter 3  Children’s personal development (personalities and self­perceptions), social  development (ability to interact effectively with other people), and moral  development (understanding of right and wrong behaviour) 1. How do heredity and environment influence students’ personal, social, and moral  developm
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