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The second edition of this distinctively Australian text continues to retain the hallmark features, resulting in it being the 2004 Category Winner for the ?Awards of Excellence in Educational Publishing?.
This popular textbook continues to adopt a developmental focus for complex issues in teaching. As a valuable resource Educational Psychology addresses contemporary ideas in context of lifelong learning, vocational education and the dynamic use of information and communication technologies.
By analysing educational psychology and the theories of development and learning this text will help you to:
understand your own development and factors that have contributed to it provide strategies to enhance the quality of your learning and motivation guide your understanding of how learners learn and how educators can be more effective in their teaching practice contribute to your personal philosophy of learning and teaching.
If you are aspiring to become a teacher or educational psychologist this is a must have text, written by experienced and renowned practitioners with backgrounds in teaching, educational psychology and child development.
The text is fully Australian, written by three experienced authors who have used the content in their own educational psychology subjects.
Current research from Australia and the Asia Pacific region is integrated throughout to help students see themselves as 'apprentice researchers' and to help them understand the role of research in teaching and learning.
Sections in the text show students how to critique a research article so they can begin to appreciate the interaction between theory and practice in this field.
Colour illustrations, including flowcharts and concept maps, help students understand critical information.
Extensive pedagogy in each chapter promotes active learning and greater understanding.
Activities and questions for self-assessment and discussion in each chapter take students beyond comprehension tasks to application and critical analysis.
Key terms and definitions are included in each chapter to help students identify key concepts.
Self-test items are included to enable students to test their comprehension.
Tutorial activities, essay-type questions, multiple choice items and many other activities will help the reader consolidate their understanding and apply what they have learned.
Web-link icons throughout the book indicate where there are links to additional material on the Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching companion website.
Case studies in each chapter help the reader to see the application of theory in practice within Australian classroom settings.
Critical reflection panels throughout the text enable the reader to reflect critically on the processes of learning and teaching, and on the reader's beliefs about these processes.
You make the connections' sections at the end of each chapter allow the reader to test their understanding and assess whether they can connect theoretical concepts and real-world contexts.
The text is organised around four modules, each comprising three chapters:o Module I, 'The learner developing over time', includes an overview of physical development, language development, second-language acquisition, school-related skills, and theories of cognitive, social and emotional development;o Module II, 'The learning process', examines behavioural, cognitive and humanist approaches to learning;o Module III, 'Individual difference in the inclusive classroom', considers the impact that intelligence, motivation, sociocultural factors, learning difficulties and disabilities have on learners;o Module IV, 'Educational psychology in the inclusive classroom', is concerned with information and communications technologies, assessment and evaluation, and classroom management.
New to this Edition
New topics and expanded discussion of selected topics.
New case studies, research links and classroom links providing students with practical applications of theory and new knowledge.
New tables, diagrams and figures to reflect the current changes in the field.
New and updated references.
New and revised key terms.
New activities for review and discussion, including a self-check quiz (with answers at the end of each chapter).
Updated and expanded Recommended Reading List, Suggestions for Online Visits and terms for database searching.
Material deleted from first edition (e.g., case studies, research links and classroom links) can be accessed in expanded and revised web links.
Chapter 13 is an online chapter dealing with reflective practice in teaching. It includes sections on conducting, reading and writing research, with an annotated extract from a research article. The chapter also suggests tools for reflection such as developing a personal philosophy of learning and teaching, action research, keeping a learning journal, and using mentors and critical friends.
Table of Contents
Module I The learner developing over time
Chapter 1 Emerging skills
Chapter 2 Cognitive development
Chapter 3 Socioemotional and moral development
Module II The learning process
Chapter 4 Behavioural views of learning
Chapter 5 Cognitive explanations of learning
Chapter 6 Humanist approaches to learning
Module III Individual difference in the inclusive classroom
Chapter 7 Intelligence and motivation
Chapter 8 Learners with special needs
Chapter 9 Sociocultural factors in the learning process
Module IV Educational psychology in the inclusive classroom
Chapter 10 ICT in learning and teaching
Chapter 11 Assessment and reporting
Chapter 12 Managing behaviour and classrooms