Psychology of learning for teachers : preparing for classroom inquiry

Ramchand, Mythili (2020) Psychology of learning for teachers : preparing for classroom inquiry. Language and Language Teaching, 9 (1). pp. 64-69. ISSN 2277-307X

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This paper is a plea to enable prospective teachers to use the conceptual frameworks, tools and approaches that the discipline of psychology has to offer, so as to understand how children learn. In the course of reviewing Michael Howe's classic book (1999/1984), I will make a distinction between gaining knowledge of theories of learning as mere information, and a deeper “understanding” that allows teachers to research learning in the context of their own classrooms. I will argue that initial teacher education programmes should shift focus from teaching theories of learning as a product to be assimilated, to understanding the processes used to generate these theories.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramchand, Mythili
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Understanding learners, Practitioner research, Initial teacher preparation
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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