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Educational Psychology  : 3rd edition, 2012  - Anita Woolfolk

Educational Psychology

3rd edition, 2012


Published: 25th July 2012
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Learning and teaching is an integrated process, and theory and practice cannot be separated.

As in the previous Australasian edition, Educational Psychology 3e continues to emphasise the educational implications and applications of child development, cognitive science, learning and teaching. Recurring themes throughout the text include ideas about education; social and socio-cultural aspects of education; schools, families and community; development, learning and curriculum; and effective teaching.

Author Kay Margetts incorporates Australasian perspectives and applications using the work of Australasian researchers and teachers. Numerous examples, case studies, guidelines and practical tips from experienced teachers are used in the text to explore the connections between knowledge, understanding and practice.

The new edition of the text has been thoroughly revised and continues to be written in a clear, relevant and accessible style, free from excess technical information and jargon.

About the Author

Anita Woolfolk Hoy is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Ohio State University. She has many years’ experience as a school psychologist and lecturer in teacher education courses. Her research focuses on teacher cognition, motivation and self-efficacy, teacher beliefs about learning and instruction, and the teaching of educational psychology. Anita has a strong record of awards and publications including Instructional leadership: A research-based guide to learning in schools, with Wayne K. Hoy (2003) and Child Development (2012) written with Nancy Perry. She wrote Educational Psychology which is now in its 12th edition and on which the current text is based.

Kay Margetts is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne where she also coordinates postgraduate International Baccalaureate® teacher education programs. She teaches across a range of subjects including child development, curriculum, learning and teaching, and professional practice. She has extensive practical teaching experience in the early years, has written and produced children’s television programs, and is the recipient of a number of awards for excellence in tertiary teaching. Kay has published widely and her research interests have a particular focus on children’s transition, social, behavioural and academic adjustment, and progress in primary school, as well as teacher education.


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        1: Teachers, teaching and educational psychology
        2: Culture and community
        3: Physical and cognitive development
        4: Personal, emotional, social and moral development
        5: Learner differences and learner needs
        6: Behavioural views of learning
        7: Cognitive views of learning
        8: Complex cognitive processes
        9: Social cognitive and constructivist views of learning
        10: Motivation in learning and teaching
        11: Creating learning environments
        12: Teaching for learning
        13: Standardised testing
        14: Assessment and reporting

        ISBN: 9781442549951
        ISBN-10: 1442549955
        Audience: Tertiary; University or College
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 624
        Published: 25th July 2012
        Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Edition Number: 3