Educational Psych: Ch 1
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Knowing HOW to teach the content.
Doing things for a reason or purpose.
A teacher's belief that what s/he does makes a difference.
21st Century Skills
Core subjects, learning and innovation skills, information, media, and technology skills, and life and career skills.
Explains the relationship between factors.
Research + Common Sense
A special program that is the subject of an experiment.
Something that can have more than one value. Experiments study the effects of treatments on variables.
Procedure used to test the effect of a treatment.
Selection by chance into different treatment groups. Intended to ensure that the groups are equal at the start of an experiment.
Experiment in which the conditions are highly controlled.
The degree to which an experiment's results can be attributed to the treatment in question rather than other factors.
Randomized Field Experiment
Experiment conducted under realistic conditions in which individuals are assigned by chance to receive different treatments.
Group that receives treatment during an experiment.
Group that receives no special treatment during an experiment.
Degree to which results of an experiment can be applied to real-life situations.
Experiment in which teachers or schools using one method are matched with those using a different method.
Experiment that studies a treatment's effect on one person or one group by contrasting behavior before, during, and after application of the treatment.
Research into the relationships between variables as they naturally occur.
Relationship in which high levels of one variable correspond to high levels of another. For example, amount of time studying and grades (as one increases, the other does too).
Relationship in which high levels of one variable correspond to low levels of another. For example, days absent from school and grades (as one increases, the other decreases).
Variables for which there is no relationship between levels of one compared to another. For example, math scores in the US and China (there is no correlation).
Research study aimed at identifying and gathering detailed information about a topic of interest. For example, surveys and ethnographies. This type of study lacks scientific objectivity, but offers rich detail and interpretation.
Research carried out by educators in their own classrooms or schools.
original research, published in professional journals
(researcher collects and interprets new data)
synthesis of primary research, used to see how well an intervention works
Causal research (Cause and effect)
experiments designed to see if changes in one variable cause changes in another
used to see if students have learned material right after it has been presented
Inform teaching practice
formative assessment results and other research guide teachers in their choice of teaching methods and content