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Lecture Notes for EDU 272 - Educational Psychology with Valiante at Rollins College

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Valiante
Class:EDU 272 - Educational Psychology
Subject:Education
University:Rollins College
Term:--
Keywords:
  • Assumptions
  • Explanation
  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Circumstances
  • Falsifiable
  • Adaptability
  • Interpreting
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Limitations
  • Observations
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The construction of THEORY Theories emerge from a PARADIGM - A collection of beliefs shared by scientists, a set of agreements about how problems are to be understood (Kuhn, 1970). < A body of shared assumptions, beliefs, methods, and interpretations that constitute a particular vision of reality (Royce). < A loose collection of logically held-together assumptions, concepts, or propositions that orient thinking and research (Bogden & Biklen) < A theoretical orientation; a systematic set of beliefs, together with accompanying methods (Lincoln & Guba) A paradigm is composed of various THEORIES that share the more general world view expressed by the paradigm. A theory can be defined as < an explanation of facts (Le Francois). < a general principle that attempts to explain in an organized way the relationships among a number of facts or conditions (Fond & Resnick). < a systematic framework of principles based on organized observations of changes in behavior over time (Biehler). ...

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