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Psychology for Teachers

Third Edition
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April 2021 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

How can ideas and concepts from psychology be applied smartly to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners? Supported by research and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching, this book encourages teachers, and those training to teach, to examine their own methods in order to develop as confident, evidence-informed professionals.

This third edition includes:

·         A new chapter on the psychology of elearning

·         A new discussion of applied cognitive theories in the classroom

·         The use of internationally friendly terminology throughout the book

·         Some streamlining of content to offer a more cohesive reading experience

 
Part 1: Psychological perspectives on education
 
Chapter 1: Classical Learning Approaches within Psychology
 
Chapter 2: Contemporary Learning Approaches within Psychology
 
Chapter 3: The Effective Teacher
 
Chapter 4: The Philosophy and Psychology of Professional Practice
 
Part 2: The individual learner
 
Chapter 5: Neurological and Physical Development
 
Chapter 6: Perceptual and Cognitive Development
 
Chapter 7: Social, Emotional Development and Personality
 
Part 3: Meeting the needs of the learner
 
Chapter 8: Understanding the Self
 
Chapter 9: Understanding Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion (SENDI)
 
Chapter 10: Motivation
 
Chapter 11: Integrating Psychology in the Classroom
 
Part 4: Mental health, wellbeing and resilience
 
Chapter 12: Mental Wellbeing
 
Chapter 13: Coaching Psychology and Developing Resilience
 
Part 5: Psychological skills training
 
Chapter 14: Goal-Setting
 
Chapter 15: Mental Imagery
 
Chapter 16: Self-Talk and Cognitive Restructuring
 
Chapter 17: Relaxation
 
Part 6: Evidence-based teaching
 
Chapter 18: Reading, Reasoning and Researching Education
 
Part 7: Classroom practice
 
Chapter 19: The Learning Environment
 
Chapter 20: Elearning: The New Frontier in Education
 
Chapter 21: The ‘Ideal’ Teacher
 
Chapter 22: Reflective Position: Integrating the Strands of this Book

Clear overview and links made between the classroom and psychology. Great resource for those with an interest in educational theory

Ms Marie Clifford
Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
December 13, 2021

This is such an in-depth mine of information and is well laid out, so it is easy to read and flick trough, between sections. I have used this to remind me of all the important areas of my teaching in the classroom and I must admit that I've learnt from the book as well. Thanks

Mr Neal Killen
Education, Hopwood Hall College
July 7, 2021

clear and helpful - well laid out and will be well received by new trainee teachers
if funding allows we will order a class set of this text

Ms karen lowe
Education, Bolton University
July 5, 2021

Paul Castle

Paul Castle joined the University of Worcester as a senior lecturer in September 2004. He was a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. As an active practitioner, with over 20 years’ experience, Paul provided applied psychology consultancy to clients in a wide array of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on providing individual- and small-group support to teachers and lecturers, to ameliorate the effects of stress, depression and burnout. As Mental Health and Wellbeing (MHWB or MWB) Lead for the School of Sport &... More About Author

Scott Buckler

Scott Buckler has been involved in education since the 1990s, fluctuating between primary teaching, secondary teaching (science, computing, psychology), and universities (education, sport, psychology). From teaching research methods across the expanse of education (from the primary years through to doctorates), Scott has been an advocate of high quality research, through facilitating an open mind while maintaining academic integrity. His research has encompassed many areas, often with the theme of personal and professional growth, through the lens of transpersonal psychology. His PhD thesis was interdisciplinary, combining anthropology and... More About Author