Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920 Page: 46 of 84
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44 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
give reflective attention to methods of procedure in study and learning
to the end that their own methods may be improved, and that their
future pupils may be guided aright in forming correct habits of study.
Tb~ext: McMurry's How to Study and Teaching How to Study. I
This course enables the student to become familiar with the leading
educational periodicals. The leading articles will be reported in class
and become subjects for class discussion.
345.-School Administration and Supervision.
A course dealing with the problems peculiar to the administration
and supervision of our public schools. Text: Dutton and Shedden,
The Administration of Public Education In the United States.
A thorough consideration of the development and use of standard
tests in the elementary school. Texts: Rugg, Statistical Method Applied
to Education. Monroe, Measuring the Results of Teaching.
- a__'- " _. PSYCHOLOGY
115.-Elementary Educational Psychology.
This course deals with those phases of psychology which throw
light upon the process of learning. Texts: Freeman, How Children
Learn. Strayer and Norsworthy, How to Teach.
This course presents a general study of the mental processes. It
\\is helpful to all work in philosophy and pedagogy and should enable
the student to appreciate critically whatever he may read along psychological
lines. Text: Pillsbury, Fundamentals of Psychology.
225.-Advanced Educational Psychology.
A detailed study of the various aspects of the learning process.
Topics: Original nature; laws of learning; individual differences;
etc. Experiments and demonstrations. Text: Thorndike, Educational
This course deals with the significance of the development stages;
physical growth, instinct, motor development, language, play, imitation,
imagination, etc. Texts: Kirkpatrick, The Individual In the
Making. King, The High School Age.
A course having to do with the problem of character education
throughout childhood, youth, and early manhood.
This school is the laboratory of the Education Department. The
leading purpose is to afford an opportunity for observation and practice
teaching in the schoolroom. It is here that theory and practice
meet, and consequently the work of the practice school should test the
ability of the student teacher to do successful work in the public
schools of Texas. As far as possible the aim is to make the school
fulfill a double function in being both a model and a training school. An
attempt is made to keep abreast of the times in all that pertains to
the interests of the children who constitute the school. Special at
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