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Using Psychology in the Classroom

Using Psychology in the Classroom

March 2012 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Psychology can be applied to understanding a range of current issues and topics in teaching and educational practice. Starting with the question, 'what is psychology?', and a topical overview of child and adolescent development, Stephen James Minton moves on to discuss seven areas of contemporary concern in education, showing how psychological approaches can help teachers in key areas of practice.

Areas covered include:

  • The self, self-esteem, and self-esteem enhancement
  • Intelligence, learning styles and educational attainment
  • Positive teaching, co-operative learning and assertive discipline
  • Special educational needs
  • Preventing and countering bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Dealing with prejudice
  • Stress and stress management

This detailed text will be vital reading for all those studying psychology and applied psychology in undergraduate and graduate teaching degree programs. Constant links between theory and practice also make it a valuable read for practitioners reflecting on their approach to common classroom scenarios.

What is Psychology?
The Self, Self-Esteem and Self-Esteem Enhancement through Educational Practice
Preventing and Countering Bullying Behaviour and Cyber-Bullying in School Communities
Intelligence, Learning Styles and Educational Attainment
Positive Teaching, Co-Operative Learning and Assertive Discipline in Schools
Special Educational Needs
Dealing with Prejudice: Racism, Homophobia and Alterophobia in Schools
Educational Assessment and Curriculum Development
Stress and Stress Management for Teachers and Educators

Found useful support text for students to consider how they think about education. Have ordered 5 copies for the library and recommend text as a support to students in creating a positive learnnig environment.

Mr Andy Davies
School of Education, Brighton University
December 20, 2012

Clearly written and extremely useful text which extends the student's understanding of the role and use of psychology within the school classroom.

Mrs Jean Bourne
Community Studies, Herefordshire College of Technology
October 11, 2012

This book provided a really fascinating dimension for many teacher training students to consider, and helped forge links between psychology and education at a time when teacher education course are highly focused on politicised government agenda.

Mrs Linzi McKerr
Education , Worcester University
October 9, 2012

A good and readable introduction to a range of relevant topics to the psychology of education , and the applied educational psychology practice.

Dr Dario Pellegrini
Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
July 13, 2012

This is a useful book for students to read. It supports some of the key ideas that they need to consider in enough detail for non-psychology courses.

Mrs Helen Lewis
Education , University of Wales, Trinity St David
June 29, 2012

This is a very approachable text that gives new teachers a composite of information, activities, and resources. It serves as a practical tool that the student can use to further his knowledge and apply conceptual learning.

Dr Laura Ritchie
Department of Music, Chichester University
June 13, 2012

An easy to read book which highlights the holistic view for the trainee teacher.

Mrs Pam Lavender
Professional Development, South Staffordshire College
May 8, 2012

Some use - but difficult to integrate into an already crowded PGCE course

Dr John Smith
Faculty of Education (Hull), Hull University
May 4, 2012

This is a very good book for trainee teachers as well as a good reference book for post-qualified teachers. I will recommend it to every teacher.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
May 2, 2012

Good for teachers studying at any level in education studies

Ms Natasha Rear
Education, New College Nottingham
April 27, 2012

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