MZC1 Educational Psychology Final?

pedagogy The study of teaching and learning with applications to the instructional process. theory A set of principles that explains and relates certain phenomena. Behavioral learning theories Explanations of learning that emphasize observable changes in behavior. Social learning theories learning theories that emphasize not only reinforcement but also the effects Read more…

Educational Psychology Ch. 1,2,3

Equilibration the tendency to organize schemes to allow better understanding of experiences Reflective Teaching a way of teaching that blends artistic and scientific elements through thoughtful analysis of classroom activity Early-Maturing Boys boys whose early physical maturation typically draws favorable adults responses and promotes confidence and poise, thus contributing to Read more…

Educational Psychology Chapter 5

Academic Language The entire range of language used in elementary, secondary, and university-level schools including words, concepts, strategies, and processes from academic subjects. Balanced Bilingualism Adding a second language capability without losing your heritage language. Bilingual Speaking two languages and dealing appropriately with the two different cultures. Code-switching Moving between Read more…

Educational Psychology Exam 3

Between Class grouping Students are separated into classes bu ability level. -low ses and minorities are often placed in low ability settings which can lead to stigmatization. -research doesn’t support using this method of grouping;slight benefits for those in high track classes, but high levels of loss for those in Read more…

Educational Psychology – Chap 5, 6, 7

Individual Differences Diversity in abilities and characteristics (intellegence, personality, etc.) among students at a particular gender or cultural group. Differentiated Instruction Practice of individualizing instructional methods-and possibly also individualizing specific content and instructional goals-to align with each student’s existing knowledge, skills, and needs. Intellegence Ability to apply prior knowledge and Read more…

ormrod educational psychology ch. 9

behaviorism theoretical perspective in which learning and behavior are described and explained in terms of stimulus-response relationships stimulus (S) specific object or event that influences an individual’s learning or behaivor response (R) specific behavior that an individual exhibits conditioning term commonly used by behaviorists for learning; typically involves specific environmental Read more…

Educational Psychology – Chapter 2 – Cognitive and Language Development

development The pattern of biological, cognitive, and socioemotional processes that begins at conception and continue through the life span. Most development involves growth, although it also eventually involves decay (dying). nature-nurture issue Issue that involves the debate about whether development is primarily influenced by nature (an organism’s biological inheritance) or Read more…

"Educational Psychology" Chapter 2

Development “Includes 3 things” -Experience, learning, maturation -Orderly, continuous, & gradually Development “Definition” -Changes that occur in human beings as they grow from infancy to adulthood Principles of Development -Depends on both heredity & the environment -Proceeds in orderly & predictable patterns -Ppl develop at different rates Piaget’s Theory of Read more…

Educational Psychology Modules 18-26

collective self-efficacy Teachers’ belief that they can positively impact student learning by working together. conventional consequences Consequences applied in a generic fashion and they are intended to serve as a form of punishment that deters future misbehavior. instructional consequences Consequences that teach students how to correct their behavior and provide Read more…

Educational Psychology: Chapter 2

Development Orderly, adaptive changes we go through from conception to death Personal development Changes in personality that takes place as one grows Social development Changes over time in the ways we relate to others Cognitive development Gradual orderly changes by which mental processes (thinking, reasoning, decision-making) become more complex and Read more…

Educational Psychology Chapter 1- Quiz 1

action research research carried out by educators in their own classrooms or school. control group group that receives no special treatment during experiment. correlational study research into the relationships between variables as they naturally occur. critical thinking evaluation of conclusions through logical and systematic examination of the problem, the evidence, Read more…

Educational Psychology chapter 11 and 12

Social Learning theory theory that emphasizes learning through observations of others Social cognitive theory theory that adds concern with cognitive factors such as beliefs, self-perceptions and expectations to social learning theory Triarchic reciprocal causality an explanation of behavior that emphasizes the mutual effects of the individual and the environment on Read more…

Educational psychology TEST 1

behavior is the function of actions of environmental and biological variables what is a correlation? goal is to observed and describe behavior, discover links and association btw variables, shows relationship btw studies examples of correlation increase in violence in favorite tv shows increases the ratings of aggression in children inverse Read more…

WGU MZC1 – Educational Psychology – CH 2

Development Orderly & lasting growth, adaptation, and change over a lifetime Continuous Theories of Development Theories based on the belief that human development progresses smoothly and gradually from infancy to adulthood. Discontinuous theories of development Theories describing human development as occurring through a fixed sequence of distinct, predictable states governed Read more…