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International Handbook of Psychology in Education - Karen Littleton

International Handbook of Psychology in Education

By: Karen Littleton (Editor), Clare Wood (Editor), Judith Kleine Staarman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 2010
ISBN: 9781848552326
Number Of Pages: 832

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"The International Handbook of Psychology in Education" provides researchers, practitioners and advisers working in the fields of psychology and education with an overview of cutting-edge research across a broad spectrum of work within the domain of psychology of education. The chapters in the handbook are authored by internationally recognised researchers, from across Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim. As well as covering the latest thinking within established areas of enquiry, the handbook includes chapters on recently emerging, yet important, topics within the field and explicitly considers the inter-relationship between theory and practice. A strong unifying theme is the volume's emphasis on processes of teaching and learning. The work discussed in the handbook focuses on typically developing school-age children, although issues relating to specific learning difficulties are also addressed.

This fine collection of key contemporary work by renowned authors represents the state of the art in the psychology of education. The book is ground-breaking, timely and comprehensive, and indispensable reading for scholars and practitioners interested in understanding and promoting teaching and learning in diverse educational contexts.A" Professor Sylvia Rojas-Drummond, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) This book brings together an all-star cast of international experts, and should be required reading for the large community of education researchers who are studying how to improve classroom instruction by using psychological research.A" Professor Keith Sawyer, Washington University, St Louis, USA.

List of Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Early Biological and Cultural Influences on Young Children's Development, Learning and Educational Attainment
Evolutionary and Genetic Perspectives on Educational Attainmentp. 3
The Role of Attachment and Play in Young Children's Learning and Developmentp. 35
Interaction, Relationships and Learning
The Guided Construction of Knowledge: Talk between Teachers and Studentsp. 75
Peer Collaboration and Learning in the Classroomp. 105
Argumentation and Reasoningp. 137
Learning Communities in the Classroomp. 177
Peer Relations in Schoolp. 227
Cultures, Creativity and Technologies
Learning and Social Interaction in Culturally Diverse Classroomsp. 277
Creativity in Schoolp. 319
Technology and Learning: A Multimodal Approachp. 361
Learning with Computer Tools and Environments: A Sociocultural Perspectivep. 399
Technologies for Formal and Informal Learningp. 435
Individual Differences and Children's Experiences of Education
Children's Experiences of Educationp. 465
Academic Self-Concept: The Role of Positive Self-Beliefs in Educational Psychologyp. 499
Perspectives on Motivation: What Mechanisms Energise Students' Behaviour in the Classroomp. 535
Understanding and Supporting Children Experiencing Dyslexia and ADHD: Constitutional and Classroom Influencesp. 569
Knowledge, Assessment and Achievement
Single Case Studies of Cognitive Development and their Educational Relevancep. 609
Procedural and Conceptual Knowledge: Defining Mathematical Competences with Examples from Children's Arithmeticp. 641
Metacognition, Self-Regulation and Meta-Knowingp. 673
Bilingual Children: Language and Assessment Issues for Educatorsp. 713
Author Indexp. 749
Subject Indexp. 781
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ISBN: 9781848552326
ISBN-10: 1848552327
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 832
Published: 26th May 2010
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.13

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