May 8 and 15, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mark Glat, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
In our two day seminar we will present a model of educational psychology based on the idea of teaching as a clinical practice. This point of view will allow us to consider current research and advances in human development, cognitive science, social psychology, and neuroscience from the standpoint of their relevance to actual teacher practices in the classroom. In particular we will examine the significance of these advances for curriculum development and pedagogical practices as well as emotional engagement and motivation. Finally in a case study format, we will consider how our studies and discussions can be put to use in developing practical approaches in addressing current concerns about the effects of social and economic inequalities in American education.