An Inroduction

Ric Hoogestraat (richardh@U.Arizona.EDU)
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 22:14:43 -0700 (MST)

Greetings All,

I'm new to this list and I'd like to take this opportunity to briefly
introduce myself...

I am a first year doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program
at the University of Arizona in Tucson. For the past 20 years I have been
a public school teacher, college-level computer faculty and instructional
technologist and a corporate trainer. I returned to school, primarily to
pursue my research interests of technology-enhanced instruction in a
constructivist paradigm.

I am currently enrolled in a grad level ed psych class dealing with
motivation and development. I quite literally stumbled upon a *short*
section in our text on personal constructs theory and George Kelly. There
was "just something" about the concept of personal constructs which caught
my attention. I have accumulated many journal articles and books on PCP.
The more I read, the more I am finding myself drawn into a "buy in" of
this psychology!

Anyway...sorry for rambling. I will be lurking here for a while, quietly
observing. If anyone has any advice or recommendations for me, I'd
certainly appreciate it - especially as it relates to technology-enhanced
learning and cognition using the "constructs" of PCP.

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"Rejecting the null hypothesis means refusing the granola"