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Psychology of Education

Psychology of Education
Theory, Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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April 2022 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Educational psychology applies psychological theories, ideas and methods to education and to understandings of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and beyond.  As last few months have shown, psychology can have a huge impact both on and in education. This practical guide applies evidence-based practice to real-life scenarios over a broad range of topics in the psychology of education, from its historical roots to digital learning, and from cognitive development to diversity and cultural differences.

Essential reading for students of education, psychology, and educational psychology, as well as teacher trainees and practising educators working with learners of any age, this textbook offers a variety of perspectives and advice on contemporary issues in educational psychology.

Janet Lord is Faculty Head of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Part I: Educational Psychology: Background and Basics
Chapter 1: History of Education & Educational Psychology
Chapter 2: Policy and Educational Debate
Chapter 3: Psychological Approaches and Ideas within Education
Chapter 4: Research Methods in Educational Psychology
Part II: Psychological Theories and Approaches in Education
Chapter 5: Early Language and Literacy Development
Chapter 6: Social and Emotional Development
Chapter 7: Cognitive Development
Chapter 8: Cognitive Models of Learning
Chapter 9: Introduction to Personality & Individual Differences
Chapter 10: Diversity and Cultural Differences in Education
Chapter 11: Motivation
Chapter 12: Collaboration and Cooperation in Learning
Chapter 13: Psychology and the Professional Learning of Teachers and Other Educational Professionals
Chapter 14: Assessment and Testing
Chapter 15: Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Inclusion
Chapter 16: Behaviour and Learning
Part III: Applying Psychology in Educational Settings
Chapter 17: The effects of Disadvantage
Chapter 18: Modernising the Classroom: Brains, Bodies and Bots
Chapter 19: Digital and Online Learning
Chapter 20: Social Media, Education and Learning
Chapter 21: Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being
Chapter 22: English as a Second Language & Second Language Learning
Chapter 23: Early Years Education and Psychology
Chapter 24: Adult and Lifelong Learning
Chapter 25: Conclusion (And finally…)
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The ‘go to’ book providing a broad overview of the psychology of education and the many different areas relevant to this subject, all in one place.

A practical guide that looks to apply evidence-based practice to real-life scenarios over a broad range of topics, covering everything a student would want or need to know.

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