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Psychology for the Classroom: the Social Context

Psychology for the Classroom: the Social Context

  • Author: Alan Pritchard,John Woollard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136995722
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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Psychology for the Classroom: Constructivism and Social Learning provides a lively introduction to the much debated topics of talk and group collaboration in classrooms, and the development of interactive approaches to teaching.

Psychology for the Classroom: Constructivism and Social Learning

Psychology for the Classroom: Constructivism and Social Learning

  • Author: Alan Pritchard,John Woollard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0203855175
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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Psychology for the Classroom: Constructivism and Social Learning provides a lively introduction to the much debated topics of talk and group collaboration in classrooms, and the development of interactive approaches to teaching. The authors provide a background to research in constructivist and social learning theory, offering a broad and practical analysis which focuses on contemporary issues and strategies, including the use of e-learning and multimedia. Throughout the book theory is linked with its practical implications for everyday teaching and learning and chapters incorporate: the history of constructivist and social learning theory and key thinkers pedagogical implications practical strategies for the classroom constructivist theory and e-learning. Case studies and vignettes demonstrating best practice are used throughout the text, illustrating how monitored collaboration between learners can result in an effective learning environment where targets are met. Essential reading for practising teachers and students, this book is a valuable guide for those looking to provide effective teaching and learning within a constructivist framework.

The Social Psychology of Education

The Social Psychology of Education

Current Research and Theory

  • Author: Robert S. Feldman,Robert Stephen Feldman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521396424
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 396
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This book examines the ways in which the theory and data of social psychology can be applied to teaching, learning, and other experiences in schools. Its focus ranges in level from the individual (e.g., student attitudes and attributions), to the teacher-student interaction, to the impact of society (e.g., racial and cultural influences on school performance). The editor and distinguished contributors have two major purposes. The first is to illustrate the scope and sophistication of the emerging field known as the social psychology of education. The second is to provide solid, informed suggestions to educators for the amelioration of current educational problems. To that end, each author explicitly discusses implications for educational practice.

The social context of teaching

The social context of teaching

  • Author: Gerald Cortis
  • Publisher: Open Books Publishing (UK)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 169
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Psychology of Education: Schools, teachers and parents

Psychology of Education: Schools, teachers and parents

  • Author: Peter K. Smith,Anthony D. Pellegrini
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415193030
  • Category: Educational psychology
  • Page: 626
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English Language Teaching in Its Social Context

English Language Teaching in Its Social Context

A Reader

  • Author: Christopher Candlin,Neil Mercer
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415241212
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 352
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English Language Teaching in its Social Context offers sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and social-psychological perspectives on TESOL teaching and learning and introduces the relevant literature on second language acquisition. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language teaching in a variety of specific institutional, geographic and cultural contexts. The articles - a range of seminal and specially commissioned pieces - have been carefully chosen to present four major principles of English language teaching: * they focus on the roles played by teachers and learners * recognise the individuality of language learners * support teachers in the provision of active guidance for students' learning * examine both positive and negative patterns of interaction between learners and teachers. This Reader offers people unfamiliar with research in this field an overall impression of English language teaching issues while allowing the more experienced reader the opportunity to relate his or her own experiences to the theories presented.

Bullying

Bullying

Implications for the Classroom

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080490581
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 261
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In recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents where children have either perpetrated or been the victims of violence in the schools. Often times the children who perpetrated the violence had been the victims of school bullying. If bullying once was a matter of extorting lunch money from one's peers, it has since escalated into slander, sexual harassment, and violence. And the victims, unable to find relief, become depressed and/or violent in return. Despite all the media attention on recent school tragedies, many of which can be traced to bullied children, there has been little in the way of research-based books toward understanding why and how bullying occurs, the effects on all the individuals involved and the most effective intervention techniques. Summarizing research in education, social, developmental, and counseling psychology, Bullying: Implications for the Classroom examines the personality and background of both those who become bullies and those most likely to become their victims, how families, peers, and schools influence bullying behavior, and the most effective interventions in pre-school, primary and middle schools. Intended for researchers, educators, and professionals in related fields, this book provides an international review of research on bullying. KEY FEATURES: * Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying * Covers theoretical views of bullying * Provides an international perspective on bullying * Discusses bullying similarities and differences in elementary and middle school * Presents practical ideas regarding prevention/intervention of bullying * Provides an international perspective on bullying * Outlines information regarding bullying during the elementary and middle school years * Covers theoretical views of bullying * Presents new approaches to explaining bullying * Contributing authors include internationally known researchers in the field

The Social Psychology of the Classroom

The Social Psychology of the Classroom

  • Author: Elisha Babad
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135212678
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 280
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Teachers often find that their training has not provided them with sufficient knowledge and understanding about underlying social forces and processes in their classrooms. This new book addresses this gap by focusing on the social psychology of the classroom, providing the relevant social psychological knowledge and facilitating the application of that knowledge in the practice of the teacher in the classroom. Elisha Babad discusses "the state of the art" of classroom management theory, research and practice and explores a full range of teacher and classroom experiences (such as teachers' differential behavior in the classroom and its psychological price, students' roles and relationships, and distinguishing between "educating" students and "changing" students). This exceptional book will be of interest to students and scholars of educational studies and educational psychology as well as for teachers-in-training, experienced teachers, and "educators-at-large."

The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology

  • Author: Carol Sansone,Carolyn C Morf,A. T. Panter
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452261644
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 560
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The genius of social psychology as a field has been its ability to investigate the seemingly complicated behaviors that characterize humans as social creatures. The SAGE Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology simplifies this complexity by providing researchers and students with an overview of the rich history of methodological innovation in both basic and applied research within social psychology. This Handbook is a vital resource for behavioral scientists in the academic and research settings who are interested in learning about modern perspectives on classic and innovative methodological approaches in social psychology. Also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in social psychology methods courses.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

  • Author: Allan V. Horwitz,Teresa L. Scheid
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521567633
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 676
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This book offers the first comprehensive presentation of the sociology of mental health and illness, including original, contemporary contributions by experts in the relevant aspects of the field. Divided into three sections, the chapters cover the general perspectives in the field, the social determinants of mental health, and current policy areas affecting mental health services. The Sociology of Mental Health and Illness is designed for classroom use in sociology, social work, human relations, human services, and psychology. With its useful definitions, overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness, and non-technical style, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate or lower level graduate students.

Psychology for health professionals

Psychology for health professionals

  • Author: Patricia Barkway
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 072958156X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 376
  • View: 5674
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This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics

Classrooms as Learning Communities

Classrooms as Learning Communities

What's in it for Schools?

  • Author: Chris Watkins
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415327794
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 228
  • View: 5728
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In classrooms that operate as learning communities, the social and learning purposes advance together through all participants being involved and engaged in building knowledge. This book demonstrates a new way of seeing and managing classrooms through: an integration of what's best in learning and what's best in the social life of classrooms a vision of the role of the teacher that is more creative and more related to the commitments of teachers a more connected view of schools in contrast to the mechanistic view that currently dominates an answer to the short-term performance pressures of politicians - better performance. The practice and vision of classrooms that operate as learning communities is presented clearly and encourages teachers to take steps towards building a more effective classroom with the aspects of learning communities they choose.

Classroom Interactions and Social Learning

Classroom Interactions and Social Learning

From Theory to Practice

  • Author: Kristiina Kumpulainen,David Wray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134580614
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
  • View: 5429
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Today's classroom presents a wealth of opportunities for social interaction amongst pupils, leading to increased interest in teachers and researchers into the social nature of learning. While classroom interaction can be a valuable tool for learning, it does not necessarily lead to useful learning experiences. Through case studies, this book highlights the use of new analytical methodologies for studying the content and patterns of children's interactions and how these contribute to their construction of knowledge. Classroom Interaction and Social Learning will be of interest to students and in service teachers and researchers concerned with classroom discourse and learning.

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

  • Author: David Whitebread
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415214049
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 356
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An introductory text reviewing theory and research in psychology as it relates to practice in the primary classroom.

Learning Relationships in the Classroom

Learning Relationships in the Classroom

  • Author: Dorothy Faulkner,Karen Littleton,Martin Woodhead
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136223304
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 330
  • View: 9817
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This reader explores the nature of interactions between children and their teachers in the classroom. It emphasises the importance of such relationships for children's learning and for educational practice. Part 1 looks at different cultural conceptions of the teacher-learner relationship, and how this relates to schooling, cognitive development and the aquisition of knowledge. Part 2 takes a closer look at the role of language and dialogue in interactions between adults and children in classrooms. Part 3 describes research by developmental psychologists on peer interaction and collaborative learning, and discusses how it has advanced our understanding of how children learn from each other. Part 4 considers the implications of classroom-based collaborative learning initiatives and the potential for creating 'communities of enquiry' which change how we think about knowledge acquisition.

Applying Psychology in the Classroom

Applying Psychology in the Classroom

  • Author: Jane Leadbetter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134106211
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 100
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

  • Author: Ronald A. Beghetto,James C. Kaufman,John Baer
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807756156
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Creativity and the Common Core State Standards are both important to today's teachers. Yet, for many educators, nurturing students' creativity seems to conflict with ensuring that they learn specific skills and content. In this book, the authors outline ways to adapt existing lessons and mandated curricula to encourage the development of student creativity alongside more traditional academic skills. Based on cutting-edge psychological research on creativity, the text debunks common misconceptions about creativity and describes how learning environments can support both creativity and the Common Core, offers creative lessons and insights for teaching English language arts and mathematics, and includes assessments for creativity and Common Core learning. Featuring numerous classroom examples, this practical resource will empower teachers to think of the Common Core and creativity as encompassing complementary, rather than mutually exlusive goals. This book: shows how teaching skills mandated by the CCSS and teaching for creativity can reinforce one another; helps teachers better understand what creativity is, how to develop it, and how to assess it in meaningful ways; and provides classroom examples, ideas, and lesson plans from successful teachers across disciplines.

Children's Emotional Lives

Children's Emotional Lives

Sensitive Shadows in the Classroom

  • Author: Sandra Leanne Bosacki
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820488967
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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Drawing on evidence from a longitudinal study of Canadian children’s emotional experiences within the grade-school classroom, this book considers the nature and significance of such experiences for children’s development and well-being. Within the learning context of the classroom, the girls and boys share their experiences of self, emotional understandings, and social relations through interviews and social cognitive tasks. The chapters provide scholarly analysis and practical information for those who agree that emotions are paramount to children’s comprehensive development. The book concludes by describing the practical implications and applications of its findings for parents, teachers, and caretakers of children, including how to help children learn about and negotiate emotions in themselves and in their interactions with others.

Educational Psychology in Context

Educational Psychology in Context

Readings for Future Teachers

  • Author: Bruce A. Marlowe,Alan S. Canestrari
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412913888
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 299
  • View: 5156
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Educational Psychology in Context: Readings for Future Teachers takes an exciting new approach to educational psychology by addressing the questions that real teachers in real schools ask about real students. This book's purpose is to provide a stimulating alternative to traditional texts by helping teachers develop a strong theoretical and research-based understanding of how their students learn and develop. Unlike other texts, this book of major readings is an anthology of primary-source readings selected for students entering the teaching profession and for teachers interested in examining learning and development.

A Social Psychology of Schooling

A Social Psychology of Schooling

The Expectancy Process

  • Author: Colin Rogers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351846124
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 212
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If a theory of education is to be helpful to the practising teacher, it must take the social context of learning into account. Originally published in 1982, Colin Rogers does just this, exploring the implications of two decades’ detailed research in to the social psychology of teaching and learning. The central theme that emerges from this study is the importance of the still controversial ‘teacher-expectancy effect’ – the effect of teachers’ expectations on the performance of pupils. By examining in detail the claims made by those who believe that the expectations of teachers can influence levels of pupils’ academic attainment, the book shows the complexity of interpersonal interaction and perception within the classroom and the nature of problems involved in studying these. It also focuses on the way that the mutual perceptions of teachers and pupils themselves affect, and are affected by, other aspects of life in a school; and extensive use is made of research conducted in British schools to illustrate major points. The conclusion of the study was that it is the classroom – the very environment in which teachers and pupils interact – rather than teacher training that may need reform.