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Richard Prawat

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Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Richard Prawat was chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education for 28 years, stepping down in May 2018. He also was a professor of educational psychology and teacher education. His research interests include teaching and learning for understanding and motivational processes in education. He has written extensively on issues relating to constructivist approaches to teaching.