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


Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

The Psychology of Teaching, c1930

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/2
Scope and Contents The book concerns the practical application of psychology to teaching. Some pages are in disorder and many are duplicated, and there are some chapters missing from the book. The remaining chapters and notes for chapters are as follows: The central problem, which regards gaining and maintaining the child's interest; Practice with satisfaction,...
Dates: c1930

The Purpose of a Scientific Education, c1930s

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/3/5
Scope and Contents The lecture outlines how science can fulfil its main purpose, in Thomson's opinion, that of uniting society. Thomson describes his own education – both formal and informal – and his current role as a lecturer in education, and explains how these have informed his beliefs regarding scientific training. He makes the case that science has often operated in isolation both from the world around it, and from the native language of its practitioners, with science students dependant on the...
Dates: c1930s

The School as a Social Influence: Two Practical Examples, 1930

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/13
Scope and Contents The lecture explores how schools could, and should, benefit the whole community by giving pupils a happy, clean environment which serves as a model for what the home should be, and by giving them the knowledge and skills in order to work towards solving practical and social problems in their communities. He illustrates this point with detailed descriptions of the Rachel MacMillan Nursery School in Deptford, London, and the Training School for Village Teachers at Chapra, Bengal. The...
Dates: 1930

Titled Lectures to music teachers on some general principles of teaching, c1916-1918

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/1
Scope and Contents The 4th lecture, which was titled Mental imagery, has not survived.
Dates: c1916-1918

Typescript lecture titled Transfer of Training at the University Level, Mar 1944

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/4
Scope and Contents Thomson discusses how qualities and skills gained at university can be transferred to students' working lives as well as their roles as good citizens. He discusses the extent to which such transfer is possible, citing the results of psychological experiments of learning. Thomson discusses the importance of understanding, not only between students of various disciplines, but also between the student and those from other walks of life. He stresses the importance that the specialist...
Dates: Mar 1944