chapter  2
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Psychological conceptions of teaching*

ByN. L. Gage

In this paper I wish to talk about the conceptions of teaching that will inevitably lie close to the heart of all research and development in education. These conceptions will determine what gets done just as much as will the men, the buildings, the computers, the research designs and the methods of development and dissemination. Our conceptions of teaching will give direction to our choices of the kinds of variables that we study, measure and manipulate.