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Preston D. Feden
Professor
A.B., Franklin and Marshal College
Ed.M., Ed.D., Temple University
Olney 253
215.951.1193
feden@lasalle.edu
Visit my home page http://www.lasalle.edu/~feden/

Personal Statement
A former special education teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, I have consulted widely with school districts on applying cognitive science to instructional practice. I received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1984 and the Provost's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2001. I was the Founding Director of the La Salle University Teaching and Learning Center for Faculty Development. In addition, my article "The New Breed Educator: Combining Elementary and Special Education Teacher Preparation" (co-authored with Gary Clabaugh) won the 1986 Outstanding Publication Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Professional Interests/Expertise

  • Cognitive science
  • Alternative assessments
  • Instructional practices
  • Cultural context of school learning and the practice of medicine

Certificates or Awards

  • Pennsylvania Instructional I -- Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Mentally Retarded (K-12)
  • Emotionally Disturbed (K-12)
  • Physically Handicapped (K-12)
  • Learning Disabled (K-12)
  • Pennsylvania Supervisory I – Special Education

Publications

  • Feden, P.D. (2006). Fiction high school: Where things have to make sense. Educational Horizons, 84(2), 79-85.
  • Feden, P.D., and Vogel, R.M. (2003) Methods of teaching: Applying cognitive science to promote student learning. Boston: McGraw-Hill. 
  • Feden, P.D.  (1998). Is it “Who’s ready for school,” or “For whom is school ready?”  Educational Horizons, 76(2), 63-65.
  • Feden, P.D.  (1994). About instruction: Powerful new strategies worth knowing.  Educational Horizons, 73(1), 18-24.
  • Feden, P.D., Vogel, R.M., and Clabaugh, G.K.  (1992). Preparing expert teachers: Transcending the school-as-factory.  Educational Horizons, 70(3), 130-134.
  • Feden, P.D.  (1998). Is it “Who’s ready for school,” or “For whom is school ready?”  Educational Horizons, 76(2), 63-65.
  • Feden, P.D.  (1994). About instruction: Powerful new strategies worth knowing.  Educational Horizons, 73(1), 18-24.
  • Feden, P.D., Vogel, R.M., and Clabaugh, G.K.  (1992). Preparing expert teachers: Transcending the school-as-factory.  Educational Horizons, 70(3), 130-134.

Courses Recently Taught
American Studies 400: Medicine in America
Education 501: Cognitive Development
Education 643: Curriculum Adjustment
Education 659/660: Practicum I (Elementary Education)
Education 103: Educational Psychology
Education 475: Teaching and Research Methods I (Senior Seminar in Elem. Ed.)
Honors 481: How People Learn
Honors 487: Medicine in America
Honors 488: The Cultural Context of Education (Travel Study to Spain)