Teacher Thinking About Students' Thinking

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Bruce B. Henderson (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/

Abstract: College teachers are frequently told that knowing the details of the cognitive psychological processes of their students will improve their teaching effectiveness. However, investigations of college teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning have yielded conceptions of teaching at a very general level. Most studies have resulted in conceptions that focus more on the teacher and teaching methods than on the learning processes of students. This paper argues for a more differentiated study of teacher thinking about student thinking that explores what teachers tacitly believe about their students' attention, memory, learning strategies and motivation. Potential implications of differences in how teachers may think about their students' cognitions are explored.

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Mountain Rise, 1 (1), 1-11
Language: English
Date: 2003
teaching, learning, psychology, student learning, pedagogy

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