After reviewing the many strong proposals we received, the TEP SIG has assembled three sessions for the annual meeting, with a special focus on promising and unconventional approaches for the teacher education classroom. We will offer two paper sessions, titled "Educative Experience in Teacher Education" and "Self‑Knowledge, Metacognition, and Motivation in Pre‑Service Teacher Education." These sessions will present research on a wide range of innovative techniques for preparing pre‑service teachers, as well as enlightening theoretical perspectives on teaching educational psychology. Our poster session is titled "Representations as Pedagogical Tools in Pre‑Service Teacher Education," and will examine effective techniques for the use of images and models to aid pre‑service teachers' learning. In addition to these sessions, we'll have our annual business meeting and reception, where attendees can learn about the SIG's recent activities, network with fellow educational psychologists, and enjoy rich conversations about current developments in the field.
We hope to see you in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 13-17, 2012