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C.P. Snow
Popularizer of the idea that science and humanities are distinct worldviews. Science = objective; Education = subjective
theory versus practice
Two sides of educational psychology. Related to C.P. Snow. Theory = pyschology; Practice = profession of education
four-way agenda of teaching
Four elements that are in constant interaction in education.
1. Student characteristics
2. Teacher characteristics
3. Teaching strategies
4. Subject matter
William of Occam
Balance between the ideas of "wooly-headed" rationalism and "narrow-minded" empiricism.
Law of Parsimony
trivia in the classroom
Common mode of teacher-pupil interaction. Rote-memory answers for rapid fire questions
William James
America's 1st psychologist. Later theorized that the entire enterprise of education is determined by the performance of the teacher in the classroom.
E.L. Thorndike
Early Educational Psychologist that focused on the scientific side of the field. More interested in theory- worked with trial and error models with cats.
John Dewey
Early Educational Psychologist that focused on humanistic side of the field. Worked with the learning by doing model. Precusor to Piaget.
Maxine Greene
Educational Psychologist who theorized the teacher as stranger idea. Teacher should be seperate and reflective about the teaching process, combines in the teacher both science and art.