i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology (JPSY)


Volume 1 Issue 1 May - July 2007

Article

Cognitive Psychology - An Educational Insight

Brent Muirhead*
* College Campus Chair of the Arts and Science College ,Atlanda,GA,University of Phoenix.
Brent Muirhead (2007). Cognitive Psychology - An Educational Insight. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.452

Abstract

Cognitive psychology offers relevant insights into improving the teaching and learning process. The author has selected ten questions from a graduate class in cognition and learning taken at The Teachers College, Columbia University. The questions will be used to examine the most effective ways to learn and recall information.

Article

On Adopting a Cognitive Orientation in EFL Writing Classroom

Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan*
*English Department,University of Zanjan,Zanjan,Iran.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan (2007). On Adopting a Cognitive Orientation in EFL Writing Classroom. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 15-18. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.453

Abstract

The present paper underscores the importance of the cognitive orientation of EFL students in their success in writing courses. A few suggestions are made as to how EFL teachers can put their students on the right cognitive path in their writings.

Article

The Psychology of Learning

Rangaswamy.A* , P. Balasubramian**, Sweety Nirmala R***
*Professor of Head, Dept of management studies,Infant Jesus college of Engineering,Keelavallanadu,Tuticorin.
**Librarian,Infant Jesus college of Engineering,Keelavallanadu,Tuticorin.
***Research Scholar ,Alagappa University,Karaikudi.
Rangaswamy A, Balasubramanian P and Sweety Nirmala R (2007). The Psychology of Learning. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.454

Abstract

Psychology aims at studying the behaviour of individual and group.  Learning includes providing activities and subjects according to the maturity level of the students.  The explosion of information technology has been exercising far reaching influence on the area of educational psychology.  Starting from childhood if psychology of learning is utilized positively it would play a vital role in the building up of a bright career of a child.  Over a period of 50 years about 8400 lakhs of children were enrolled in the elementary schools in India.  So is the responsibility of the teacher to provide subjects according to the maturity level of the students and develop them into better citizens of India.

Article

Evolving a Learning Community through Systems Thinking

Vinita Singh*
*Assistant Professor , University of Vanasthali,Rajasthan ,India.
Vinita Singh (2007). Evolving a Learning Community through Systems Thinking. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 23-27. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.455

Abstract

Systems thinking plays a key role in producing the understanding of a big picture — a broader view of looking at the overall system needed to develop a learning community more effectively. Practical expectations to improve the functioning of Human systems, here teacher preparedness, on identifying possible interventions, relate at description and partial evaluation of how the systems work. This paper circumscribes linguistic situations and considers individual differences, reluctance for a pedagogical change and administration as interventions in a specific human learning system of importance in education during teacher training. Thereby, an Intervention Solving Protocol [ISP] was addressed to the following problem: How can we improve a learning community of students enrolled in teacher training? In what follows, intervention-solving protocol called ISP explicates the interventions to bring about a transformation to attain the desired state of linguistic education, improved communication and enhanced thinking.

Research Paper

Alternative Assessment in Problem-Based Learning: Strengths, Shortcomings and Sustainability

Muthu Kumar* , Uma Natarajan**
*Educational Specialist,Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School,Singapore.
**Research Associate ,Center for Research in Pedagogy and practice,National Institute of Education,NTU,Singapore.
Muthu Kumar and Uma Natarajan (2007). Alternative Assessment in Problem-Based Learning: Strengths, Shortcomings and Sustainability. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 28-35. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.456

Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical method that challenges students to think intuitively, learn co-operatively in groups to seek solutions to real world problems. These problems are used as the building blocks to engage students' curiosity and initiate independent learning of subject matter. Authentic, alternative assessment plays a key role in the effective implementation of a PBL unit. The discussions in this paper are drawn upon the learning experiences of students enrolled in a tertiary institution that has developed its curricular design based upon a rigorous PBL model. Based upon student feedback, some crucial issues focusing on the inherent strengths and pitfalls of authentic assessment techniques in the context of a PBL environment are explored. Students’ comments on possible improvements to the assessment system are also analysed in this paper.

Research Paper

Personality Characteristics of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Pup) Entrance Scholars from Public and Private High Schools from the Urban and Rural Areas: A Comparative Study

Flordeliza E. Alvendia*
*Guidance Counselor,Laboratory High School,Polytechnic University of the Phillippines.
Flordeliza E. Alvendia (2007). Personality Characteristics of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Pup) Entrance Scholars from Public and Private High Schools from the Urban and Rural Areas: A Comparative Study. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 36-46. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.458

Abstract

This is a study on the “Personality Characteristics of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa Entrance Scholars from Public and Private High Schools from the Urban and Rural Areas:  A Comparative Study”.   The PUP has been a second home to its students and has been witness to diverse cultures, physiques, and attitudes of students.  Since the university caters to different demographic profiles of students, there are points of distinction that are prevalent.  In order to understand the behavioral patterns of these students, the academe puts premium in research and student development.

Research Paper

Students’ Assessment of Their Teachers’ Encouragement in the Classroom for the Promotion of Creativity

Mahender Reddy Sarsani*
Assosiciate Professor &Former Principal and Head ,University college of education ,Kakatiya ,Warangal,Andhara Pradesh,India.
Mahender Reddy Sarsani (2007). Students’ Assessment of Their Teachers’ Encouragement in the Classroom for the Promotion of Creativity. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 47-60. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.460

Abstract

The present study was aimed to assess the teachers’ encouragement in the classroom for the promotion of students’ creativity. A survey method was used for the present research with a sample of 373 subjects from ninth class. For collection of data four instruments were used, namely Student Information Sheet (SIS), two tests of ‘Creative Thinking’ (Verbal and non-verbal) and Teacher Encouragement Scale (TES). The TES was developed specially for this research project. It was designed for the students to rate the extent to which their teachers encouraged creativity in the classroom. The analysis of Teacher Encouragement Scale (TES) showed no significant difference was found for sex and medium of instruction. Students from boys’ schools were more favourable towards the teacher encouragement than girls and coeducation school students. The highly creative students had more favourable attitudes towards teacher encouragement as perceived by students than their counterparts of average and low creative groups. It indicates that level of students’ creativity proportionate to the teacher encouragement.

Research Paper

Discussion Based Fish Bowl Strategy in Learning Psychology

Singaravelu*
*Lecturer, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
Singaravelu G (2007). Discussion Based Fish Bowl Strategy in Learning Psychology. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 1(1), 61-63. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.1.1.462

Abstract

The present study investigates the learning problems in psychology at Master of Education(M.Ed.,) in Bharathiar University and finds the effectiveness of Discussion Based Fish Bowl Strategy in learning psychology. Single group Experimental method was adopted for the study. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were adopted for this study. Twenty five students were taken for the study. Discussion Based Fish Bowl Strategy is more effective than conventional approaches in learning psychology.