Event Title

The challenges of Educational Psychology in Albanian contemporary society

Session

Psychology

Description

Based in the depth changes that the Ballkan societies have experienced during the contemporary times, the education system is the first and directly influence for the changes. Over the years, educational psychology has been a part of teacher preparation, moving from a center piece in many programs, through periods when it was deemed irrelevant by some, to current concerns about its role in the reforming of teacher education and teaching. Today psychological knowledge is used to ground reforms in teaching and schooling, particularly the call for teaching for understanding. Current standards for teacher certifications and licensure and suggestions for reform in teacher education assume that teachers will have a deep and generative understanding of learning, development, motivation, and individual differences.

This paper explores several themes that recur in the writing on reforms and teacher standards in Albanian education system: the need to place learning at the center of teaching, the call for integrated studies, and the value of collaboration with the public schools. These themes have both positive and negative implications for the role of educational psychology in teacher education.

Keywords:

teacher, psychology, education, motivation, school

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.271

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The challenges of Educational Psychology in Albanian contemporary society

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Based in the depth changes that the Ballkan societies have experienced during the contemporary times, the education system is the first and directly influence for the changes. Over the years, educational psychology has been a part of teacher preparation, moving from a center piece in many programs, through periods when it was deemed irrelevant by some, to current concerns about its role in the reforming of teacher education and teaching. Today psychological knowledge is used to ground reforms in teaching and schooling, particularly the call for teaching for understanding. Current standards for teacher certifications and licensure and suggestions for reform in teacher education assume that teachers will have a deep and generative understanding of learning, development, motivation, and individual differences.

This paper explores several themes that recur in the writing on reforms and teacher standards in Albanian education system: the need to place learning at the center of teaching, the call for integrated studies, and the value of collaboration with the public schools. These themes have both positive and negative implications for the role of educational psychology in teacher education.