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27 Cards in this Set

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What is Educational Psychology
a distince discipline with its own theories, research methods, problems and techniques.
What do expert teachers know?
solutions for common classroom problems and their knowlege of teaching process and contnet is extensive and organized
What are the concerns of beginning teachers?
maintaing classroom disipline, motivating students, accomodating differences, evaluating work, parents, getting along with other teachers
What is NCLB
No Child Left Behind: requires standardized achievement testing in reading and math every year for all students. it judges school performance
What is a highly qualified teacher according to NCLB
fully certified
bachelor's degree
demonstrate knowledge and skills in subjects they are teaching by taking state tests.
Describe descriptive studies
survey results
interview responses
samples of classroom dialogue
records of class activities
What are correlations? Correlation coefficients?
corelations: number that indicates both the strength and direction of a relationship btwn two events or measurmetns.

-1 or 1 = related
closer to 0=not related
distinguish btwn principles and theories
P: establised relationship btwn factors

T: integrated statement of principles that attempts to explain a phenomenon and make predictions
what are experimental studies? Whater are the elements of an experiment?
determine effects of a therapy or teaching method
Negative Correlation
a relationship between two variables in which a high value on one is associated with a low value on the other. ex: height and destance from top of head to the ceiling
positive correlation
a relationship btwn two variables in which the two increase or decrease together. ex: calorie intake and weight gain
descriptive vs. experimental studies
studies that collect detailed info about specific situations

shows the effect
established relatioship btwn factors
theory vs. hypothesis
integrated statement of principles that attempts to explain a phenomenon and make predictions

educated guess
random sampling
without any definite pattern; following no rule
statistically significant
notelikely to be a chance occurrence
participant observation
a method for conducting descriptive research in which the researcher becomes a participant in the situation in order to better understand life in that group
case study
intensive study of one person or one situation
research method in which variables are manipulated and the effects recorded
people or animals studied
single-subject experimental studies
systematic interventions to study effects with one person, often by applying and then withdrawing a treatment
action research
systematic observations or tests of methods conducted by teachers or schools to improve teaching and learning for their students
measurment, evaluation, assessment
an evaluation expressed in quantitative terms #
frequency distribution
record showing how many scores fall into set groups
central tendency
typical score for a group of scores
middle number