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