Educational Psychology for Teachers: Reforming Our Courses, Rethinking Our Roles

Linda M. Anderson, Phyllis Blumenfeld, Paul R. Pintrich, Christopher M. Clark, Ronald W. Marx, Penelope Peterson

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The Educational Psychology Division (Division 15) of the American Psychological Association created a committee to examine the teaching of educational psychology in the broader context of teacher education reform. The committee recommends that educational psychologists who participate in teacher education should help prospective teachers develop contemporary psychological perspectives. To select content and pedagogy that support this goal, educational psychology teachers should consider both recent conceptualizations of teaching and teachers' knowledge as complex phenomena and current assumptions about complex learning. Educational psychologists should also think about relationships with other teacher educators, the preparation and support of educational psychology teachers, and research and development about teaching educational psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-157
Number of pages15
JournalEducational Psychologist
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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