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Psychology for teachers

Psychology for teachers

Buckler, Scott, author; Castle, Paul, author

Every child is an individual whose knowledge and understanding needs to be developed in ways that help them succeed. How do you manage this alongside the realities of the curriculum? How do you achieve this for a full classroom of expectant learners?   Psychology for Teachers explains how psychology can be intelligently applied to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners. It encourages you to review your own practice to develop a personal teaching style, supported by research findings and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching. Focusing on how an understanding of psychological theory can support effective teaching and learning this book contains case studies and tasks to make sure that you really understand how theory can be meaningfully applied in the classroom. Additional online materials The book is supported by a companion website including resources such as free journal articles, additional activities and links to relevant information. Scott Buckler is a Senior Lecturer and Paul Castle is a Chartered Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council-registered and Senior Lecturer. Both are based at the University of Worcester

Book. English.
Published Los Angeles, California: SAGE, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Scott Buckler and Paul Castle
ISBN: 1446211142, 1446211150, 9781446211144, 9781446211151
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Suitable for trainee teachers of both primary and secondary ages, this useful guide explains how psychology theory can be specifically applied in the classroom.
Physical Description: xxiv, 363 pages : illustrations (black and white), plans (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: School psychology.

Contents

  1. PART ONE: PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION
  2. Psychological perspectives on education: classical approaches
  3. Psychological perspectives on education: developing approaches
  4. The effective teacher
  5. The philosophy and psychology of professional practice
  6. PART TWO: THE INDIVIDUAL LEARNER
  7. The individual learner: neurological and physical development of the learner
  8. The individual learner: perceptual and cognitive development of the learner
  9. The individual learner: social, emotional development and personality
  10. PART THREE: MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE LEARNER
  11. Meeting the needs of the learner: the self
  12. Meeting the needs of the learner: enabling individual success
  13. Meeting the needs of the learner: motivation
  14. Meeting the needs of the learner: an integrated approach
  15. PART FOUR: TEACHING: CLASSROOM PRACTICE
  16. Empowering the learner: psychological skills development
  17. The learning environment
  18. The 'ideal' teacher
  19. Reflective position: integrating the strands of this book

Reviews

This is a “must read book” as it offers a comprehensive guide to psychological issues that concern educationalists. It should be owned by all students that aim to be teachers as well as by all working in education. All chapters cover a range of topics related to psychology and education in an accessible appealing and attention grabbing way to help the reader gain an in depth understanding of psychological perspectives and theories .

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou, Lecturer and Researcher in Education at the University of Hull, and a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society