March 21st update: The Educational Psychology website
has been moved to:
We will be leaving the 'old' EDPSY web pages up for a few weeks before taking them down, but please be sure to udpate your bookmarks!
About Educational Psychology
The Area of Educational Psychology is located within the College of Education at the University of Washington and provides students with a wide variety of courses and training experiences appropriate for careers in educational research, university teaching, instructional evaluation, or School Psychology.
Below are links to the home pages of our study areas:
We have a vibrant faculty that has won numerous honors and awards. In a survey of faculty productivity, as measured by publications in the leading journals of the field, our department was rated second in the nation, ahead of many departments twice or three times our size. (See "Productivity of Educational Psychologists" in the journal Contemporary Educational Psychology April 1998.)
We invite you to learn more about the opportunities that await you at the University of Washington, and we welcome your questions and inquiries.Questions about Educational Psychology? Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
News and Announcements
The National Science Foundation recently awarded an interdisciplinary UW research team an initial $12.4 million to develop one of a handful of new centers across the US to investigate deeply into issues of human learning and to help create environments that will optimize future learning in the broadest sense. Many of the key figures in the development of the LIFE Center proposal and project are based here in the Area of Educational Psychology, including the director, Professor John Bransford. Other core contributors are Associate Professor Philip Bell, Assistant Professor Reed Stevens, as well as a number of other colleagues across the UW campus, Stanford University and SRI International in Menlo Park, CA.
The LIFE Center is co-sponsoring the forum listed below with the Center for Multicultural Education:
"Diversity in the Twenty-First Century: Learning Challenges and Opportunities"Scholars on the panel will include:
James A. Banks, UW
Kathryn H. Au, University of Hawaii
Kris Gutierrez, UCLA
Shirley Brice Heath, King's College, University of London
Carol D. Lee, Northwestern University
Luis C. Moll, University of Arizona
March 17, 2005 - 4:30-5:30pm (with reception to follow 5:30-6:30pm)
Area of Educational Psychology Newsletter
Please click to see a
pdf version of the Winter Quarter 2005 newsletter
Recently Published Books and Chapters by EDPSY Faculty
Phil Bell co-edited (as well as writing a number of chapters in) a newly-released book, Internet Environments for Science Education, published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (see here for information on how to obtain the book directly from the publisher).
Sue Nolen and Cathy Taylor co-authored a textbook entitled Classroom Assessment: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Real Classrooms, just published by Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.
Deborah McCutchen co-authored (with former Human Development and Cognition Ph.D. advisee David Holliway) a chapter in the recently published Kluwer Academic Publishers book, Studies in Writing, Volume 13: Cognitive and Instructional Processes. Their chapter is entitled, "Audience Perspective in Young Writers Composing and Revising. Reading as the Reader."
Information for Prospective Applicants:
Current and Upcoming Educational Psychology Course Offerings:
Winter Quarter 2005 course listings are here.
Spring Quarter 2005 course listings are here.
Please note that these course listings are tentative
and subject to change!
Last updated 3/1/05