The Field Of Educational Psychology

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Snowman, Jack (1997) defined educational psychology as a branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning. The study of learning processes, from both cognitive and behavioral perspectives, allows researchers to understand individual differences in intelligence, cognitive development, affect, motivation, self-regulation, and self-concept, as well as their role in learning. The field of educational psychology relies heavily on quantitative methods, including testing and measurement, to enhance educational activities related to instructional design, classroom management, and assessment, which serve to facilitate learning processes in various educational settings across the lifespan.
In the period before 1890 many scientists contributed to the field by examining and classifying the method of education such as Juan Vives (1492-1540) his contribution in supporting the education of women, recommended the study of nature and advocated induction method of study. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1782 – 1853) the foundation father of the kindergarten movement. Austin Sheldon (1823 – 1897) the leader of founding public schools and normal schools. Francis Parker (1837 – 1902) the father of progressive education which influenced by Pestalozzi and Forebel. John Fredrick Herbart (1776 – 1841) Father of Educational Psychology and scientific pedagogy, he set the principles of Education, facilitated better learning and ensure children’s development, set the teaching…
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