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Educational Psychology: Reflection for Action

Educational Psychology: Reflection for Action
Author: Angela M. O'Donnell - Johnmarshall Reeve - Jeffrey
ISBN 13: 9780470136300
ISBN 10: 470136308
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-02-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
List Price: N/A

Make Reflection an Everyday Practice

Because today's classrooms and instructional demands are changing, new teachers need to be able to frame questions about their classrooms, use theories and research to think critically about the answers to those questions, and then take action.

Using real classroom cases, thought-provoking questions, and synthesizing activities, the authors guide students through a unique 4-step process––Reflection, Information Gathering, Decision-Making, and Evaluation (RIDE)––that seamlessly translates theory into practice, and helps make reflection an everyday practice.

Written by experts in cognition, motivation, and assessment, Educational Psychology: Reflection for Action provides an effective framework that not only makes the study of educational psychology manageable, but also develops new teachers into reflective practitioners.

About the Authors

Angela M. O’Donnell is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers. She is the current President of Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. She has published extensively on the cognitive processes involved in learning.

Johnmarshall Reeve is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa. His research interests center on the empirical study of all aspects of human motivation and emotion, on which he has written widely.

Jeffrey Smith is Professor of Education at The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers.  He is former Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education.  His research interests include psychological factors involved in assessment, and classroom assessment and grading.

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