On this page are materials that can not be classified easily into one of the other categories. They may be useful not only for teaching ed psych, but also in other courses or parts of a preservice teacher education program. Obviously, however, it is not a complete archive of teacher education materials or literature; there are other websites that already provide that information much more comprehensively.teacherwithchildrensmall.JPG

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Powerpoint Slides about Teacher Education and Preparation

The two links below each go to a series of 21 slides explaining many major issues, thinkers, and tasks of teacher education and preparation. The first version is in Powerpoint format and may therefore be easier to edit or revise than the second version, which is in PDF format. You can also click on the title above to get to the PDF version.

- Seifert Seifert Jan 25, 2012 on behalf of Rosa Hernandez and Nicole Yorgensen, Marist College

Concept Map about Teacher Education Issues and Ideas

The link about goes to a concept map illustrating relationships among major terms, issues, thinkers, and tasks of teacher education and preparation. The terms are taken partly from the powerpoint slides in the item above, and partly from the headings used for items on this specific web page. It is in Word format, so in principle it can be edited.

- Seifert Seifert Feb 1, 2012 on behalf of Rosa Hernandez and Nicole Yorgensen, Marist College

The Importance of Educational Foundations in Teacher Education

This link goes to an article in the Teacher Education Quarterly that explores why preservice teachers should study educational foundations. Basing arguments on John Dewey's philosophy, the author (Jeanne Pietig) cites both practical and philosophical advantages of understanding the conceptual foundations of education.

- Seifert Seifert Jan 29, 2012 on behalf of Rosa Hernandez and Nicole Yorgensen, Marist College

Making Teacher Education More Culturally Responsive

This link goes to a position paper published by the National Center for Cultural Responsive Educational Systems, an education-related "think tank" located at Arizona State University. It explores the need for preservice teachers to have the knowledge, skill, temperament and experience to instruct and interact effectively with students of diverse cultural backgrounds. The paper explores several ways that teacher education programs can encourage this sort of development.

- Seifert Seifert Jan 29, 2012 on behalf of Rosa Hernandez and Nicole Yorgensen, Marist College

Technology Integration in Educational Psychology and Teacher Education

This is an extensive website about ways to use technology in educational psychology in particular, and in teaching in general. It was constructed by Kristin Backlund, a graduate student at the College of St. Rose (New York). Fairly extensive and well-constructed!\

- Seifert Seifert Mar 1, 2012 for Kristen Backlund, College of St. Rose

Vanderbilt University Teacher Education Resource Locator

This is a website with approximately 350 teaching materials and resources on all aspects of preservice teacher education--e.g. classroom management, assessment, disability issues, teaching of reading, teaching of math, etc. etc. Because it is so broad, it is difficult to classify, but much of the material is obviously related to introductory educational psychology and would be useful for teaching it.

- Seifert Seifert Mar 3, 2011 on behalf of Helenrose Fives

Fundamental Critique of the Traditional Educational Paradigm

Social observer Ken Robinson offers a sweeping critique of public education. For part of his argument, he cites the special education category of “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” and critiques it for its ambiguity. For another part, he critiques the "factory model" of schools.

- Seifert Seifert Feb 4, 2011 on behalf of Helenrose Fives.

Vignettes and Brief Case Studies for Discussion

Follow the link above to brief vignettes and case studies that make good discussion starters in class. Even though they are "brief," they can fill up a lot of space--hence that is why they are on a separate page.

- Seifert Seifert May 13, 2009

Interviewing a Diversity of Teachers about their Management Practices

There are obviously many ways to manage a classroom, depending on the needs of the students, the purposes of the class or course, and the preferences of the teacher. Education students can get a sense of the diversity by interviewing several teachers about their particular management practices.

- Seifert Seifert Sep 17, 2009

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)

This website is a repository open-source (free) materials of all types related to higher education in general. The link provided here goes to their section labeled "Educational Psychology." The tendency is to provide modular materials (short bits and pieces). It is a motley assortment, and a few of the links may have become defunct since they were posted, but it also contains worthwhile materials.

- Seifert Seifert Jul 16, 2009


This is also a repository website of open-source (free) materials on many areas of higher education. Although it is especially strong on science and technology subjects, it contains many modules and materials related to teacher education. Recently posted, too, is the open-access textbook Educational Psychology, by Kelvin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton. Regarding education, it is strongest on "analytic" topics like instructional design. You will need to register and sign in before accessing the materials, but doing so is free.

- Seifert Seifert Jul 16, 2009

Online Teacher Education by Teachers Without Borders

From Teachers without Borders, a non-profit international agency, this is a complete course in teacher education available online in full text and at no charge. The course is "modularized"--i.e. broken into many small segments--to make it easier to use and follow online. It was written originally to serve future teachers in third-world countries, but much of the material is quite relevant and usable in North American programs of teacher education.

- Seifert Seifert Jul 24, 2009

Teacher Education in Great Britain

The link above is an introductory description of school teaching and teacher education, with special reference to circumstances in the UK. It is part of the OpenLearn initiative of the UK Open University. The OpenLearn platform provides modules on a variety of topics, mostly not about teaching educational psychology but nonetheless interesting.

- Seifert Seifert Oct 15, 2009

Post-Mortems on Practice Teaching

If your ed psych students have completed at least some of their practice teaching recently, you can help them consolidate their experiences--come to terms with the many things that happened during their practice, both good and undesired. Often assistance with this process is most effective if students discuss their experiences in relatively small groups, since these give a measure of privacy along with the potential of support. Here, for example, is one way to facilitate this process (though no doubt there are also others).

- Seifert Seifert Apr 26, 2011

Directory of Open-Access Scholarly Journals in Education

Clicking on the title above will take you to a very complete listing, maintained at Arizona State University, of "open access" online journals about education. The topics are wide ranging, and the journals vary somewhat in level of scholarship, but all are available in full text free of charge. The journals listed are not all about teaching educational psychology. That is why this link is placed here, under the more general category of "teacher education," rather than with the page called "Blogs, Discussion Lists, and Wikis," whic focuses more specifically on educational psychology.

- Seifert Seifert Apr 16, 2010

The Introvert's Experience

Here is an article from Psychology Today explaining what it feels like to be an introvert, and expressing a lot of support for the experience(s) of introversion. Since a lot of teachers are "closet introverts," even though teaching might be characterized as "structured extroversion," the article is potentially helpful as a discussion starter in preservice teacher education programs. Ed psych is a logical place to hold this discussion.

- Seifert Seifert Nov 1, 2010

Assessment of Preservice Teachers

This is a relatively new journal specializing in research about how to assess or evaluate preservice teachers effectively. It's worth checking out.

- Seifert Seifert Nov 16, 2010

Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder "Real"?

Social observer offers a sweeping critique of public education. For a significant part of his evidence, he cites the special education category of “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” and its ambiguities.

- Seifert Seifert Feb 4, 2011

Learning about Reflective Practice

This link goes to the MIT open-access course about reflective practice. It provides extensive lecture notes and videos of a number of class sessions on topics related to reflective practice. A great supplement if you or your students want to delve into this topic!

- Seifert Seifert Feb 28, 2011