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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Address to the students of the Aberdeen Training Centre, 24 Jun 1954

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/36
Scope and Contents The lecture was addressed to students upon their graduation, and Thomson's sense of humour is in evidence throughout. He advises the students not to rest on their oars, but to keep learning throughout their life and to widen their knowledge; to know the character of their pupils and be an example to them; and to work hard and subsequently benefit from the satisfaction attained from hard work.
Dates: 24 Jun 1954

Alfred Gilchrist Lecture: The Progress and Present Aspects of Educational Science, 29 Apr 1952

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Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/34
Scope and Contents Thomson defines educational science, which he sees as having two facets: operational, such as the research undertaken by the Scottish Council for Research in Education regarding the best teaching methods; and fundamental, such as research undertaken to explore the sources of intelligence differences, and their relationship to one another. Thomson charts how educational science has progressed, due in part to the use of mathematical statistics and the...
Dates: 29 Apr 1952