A History of Educational Psychology

Authored by: Malcolm W. H. Hughes

The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415675581
eBook ISBN: 9780203809402
Adobe ISBN: 9781136675096

10.4324/9780203809402.ch1

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Abstract

If I had to reduce all of educational psychology to just one principle, I would say this: The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach him accordingly.

(Ausubel 1968: vi)

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