The science and the art of teaching /

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Author / Creator:La Rue, Daniel Wolford, 1878-1969.
Imprint:New York ; Cincinnati : American Book Co., [©1917]
Description:1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations, diagrams
Series:Ebsco PsychBooks.
Educational psychology.
Psychology, Educational.
Educational psychology.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-325; references also at end of each chapter).
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Summary:"For some years, the substance of this book has been used by the author to introduce students to the work of teaching. The modern teacher is the social parent of his pupil. As such, he must have some vision of the whole great work of education, but from the teacher's standpoint. Such a general view is here presented. Emphasis is laid on the fact that teaching is becoming an efficient art, because we are learning to base it on scientific certainty, on the results of schoolroom experiment. The day of tradition and of merely personal authority has not altogether gone in education, but we can all help to speed its passing. Not only are the scientific spirit and ways of working emphasized, but teaching method is shown to be based on scientific method as found in the field and in the laboratory. Also emphasized in these pages is the necessity for adapting the lesson to the learner. It is easy to give too much attention to subject matter. We are teaching children rather than branches of study, developing the mind rather than the matter. The child is made centrally prominent. Aside from material equipment, four factors determine the success of our educational efforts. They are (1) the child, (2) the teacher, (3) the world, especially as represented in the "course of study," and (4) the educational ideal. In Part One, which is introductory, these four topics are discussed in a general way; and each of the four remaining Parts of the book is devoted to the teaching process as dependent on one of these four factors. Students who have had no introductory work in psychology will find the book adapted to them"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
Other form:Print version: La Rue, Daniel Wolford, 1878-1969. Science and the art of teaching. New York, Cincinnati [etc.] American Book Co. [©1917]