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Educational Psychology : Concepts, Research and Challenges - Christine M. Rubie-Davies

Educational Psychology

Concepts, Research and Challenges

Paperback Published: 29th November 2010
ISBN: 9780415562645
Number Of Pages: 274

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Research in educational psychology has had a huge impact in terms of enhancing understanding and challenging thinking about teachers and learners. Educational Psychology: Concepts, Research and Challenges brings together the latest research across many areas of educational psychology, introducing and reporting on the most effective methodologies for studying teachers and learners and providing overviews of current debates within the field. With chapters from international authors, this academic text reveals theoretical overviews and research findings from across the field including:

  • teaching and learning
  • research methods
  • motivation and instruction
  • curriculum - reading, writing, mathematics
  • cognition
  • special educational needs and behaviour management
  • sociocultural and socioemotional perspectives
  • assessment and evaluation.

Educational psychology has historically had a focus on students with particular learning needs. This book provides a discussion about the gradual movement toward inclusion and the possibility of developing a more cohesive and potentially more effective education system for all students. It also provides recent research into effective behaviour management and presents specific and valuable techniques employed in applied behaviour analysis. The contributors also deliver analysis on the motivation of students and how home and society in general can contribute towards constraining or enhancing student learning.

This book is a must-read for academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students who recognize the substantial contribution of educational psychology to increasing our understanding of students and their learning, teachers and their teaching.

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablep. viii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Research methods in education: contemporary issuesp. 8
What is this lesson about? Instructional processes and student understandings in writing lessonsp. 18
Reading: the great debatep. 36
Writing in the curriculum: a complex act to teach and to evaluatep. 51
The curriculum: developing multiplicative thinking and reasoning in mathematicsp. 68
How research in educational psychology has contributed to instructional procedures: the case of cognitive load theoryp. 87
Assessment and evaluationp. 102
Motivation, learning and instructionp. 118
Teacher expectations and beliefs: influences on the socioemotional environment of the classroomp. 134
Managing classroom behaviour: assertiveness and warmthp. 150
Applied behaviour analysis: contributions to New Zealand educational psychologyp. 167
Reconceptualizing special educationp. 184
Children's friendships: real and imaginaryp. 200
Atypical behaviour development: preschool hyperactivity and parent-child relationshipsp. 215
Family literacy practices and the promise of optimization: a Vietnamese studyp. 229
Societal and cultural perspectives through a Te Kotahitanga lensp. 249
Conclusion: some potential influences of educational psychology on educational researchp. 268
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780415562645
ISBN-10: 0415562643
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 29th November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1