On this week's programme my guest is David C. Berliner who is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. Among the topics we discussed were co-authoring Educational Psychology with Nathaniel Gage, how he stumbled into the field of educational
psychology, his views on what psychology contributes to the
education of a teacher, how he thinks teacher education could be
improve, his thoughts on the effective removal of
educational psychology from teacher education programmes in the United States, his interest in the psychology of classroom
practice, the messiness of classroom practice, his thoughts on motivation and feedback to
children, andmaking research accessible to teachers.
He talks about a concept he developed called
“academic learning time” – one of the possibly “one of the most important
concepts ever created in educational psychology.” It is a classroom method
to predict kids’ outcomes.