#10 Selected Issues in Educational Psychology: Update for Teacher/Practitioners

Mark Glat is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. In addition to teaching Educational Psychology in conjunction with the Program in Teacher Preparation, he has also taught Models of Psychotherapy and Controversies in Clinical Psychology. He is a Certified School Psychologist in the State of New Jersey and served for three years as the first Clinical Director of The Beadleston School, a hospital based high school for emotionally disturbed adolescents in Elizabeth, New Jersey under the auspices of The Union County Educational Services Commission. In addition to his teaching and clinical practice of psychology, Dr. Glat has served as Member and Chair of the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners and most recently was a consultant to the Board. 

Dr. Glat earned his undergraduate degree at The City College of New York. He holds doctorates from Rutgers University in both Political Science and Professional Psychology. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Glat was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University.

May 9 and 16, 2018 - 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.