Case Studies In Educational Psychology: Elementary School Grades by Patricia P. WillemsCase Studies In Educational Psychology: Elementary School Grades by Patricia P. Willems

Case Studies In Educational Psychology: Elementary School Grades

byPatricia P. Willems, Alyssa R. Gonzalez-dehass

Paperback | December 6, 2017

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This case study book serves as a valuable tool for professors and instructors of educational psychology. It contains 18 cases that represent current areas of interest in Educational Psychology embedded within current challenges that teachers face in today's elementary grade classrooms. The cases are organized into six major parts: Human Development, Individual Differences and Diversity, Learning Theories, Motivation, Classroom Management, Instructional Approaches, and Assessment and Evaluation. Each case describes a detailed teaching scenario written from either the student or the teachers' perspective. To engage students in critical thinking, perspective-taking, analysis, problem solving and decision-making, the cases have been intentionally written without a conclusion. Because the cases are open-ended, it allows the professor or instructor more flexibility and autonomy in how they use the cases. Each case is followed by thought-provoking questions, highlighting the significant issues in the case, from which to analyze the case and apply various theoretical viewpoints. While the cases do not replace actual classroom experience, they present a way to immerse students in the classroom's culture by providing them with real-life teaching examples.
Patricia P. Willems is an associate professor of educational psychology at Florida Atlantic University, where she currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology. She earned her PhD in educational psychology from the University of Florida and her publications are in the areas of case study instructio...
Title:Case Studies In Educational Psychology: Elementary School GradesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:182 pages, 8.96 × 6.02 × 0.46 inShipping dimensions:8.96 × 6.02 × 0.46 inPublished:December 6, 2017Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1475839154

ISBN - 13:9781475839159


Table of Contents

Part I: Human DevelopmentCase 1: Adolescent Cliques: To Belong or Not to Belong?Case 2: Internet PlagiarismCase 3: Academic HonestyCase 4: Cyberbullying and Adolescent IdentityPart II: Individual Differences and Diversity Case 5 : Gender Equity: Encouraging Female Students in ScienceCase 6: Teaching Students with Special Learning ChallengesPart III: Learning TheoriesCase 7: Cell Phones in Class: Problems with TextingCase 8: Adolescent Relationships and the Power of Social MediaCase 9: Grade Grubbing: Complaining and Arguing About GradesPart IV: MotivationCase 10: Encouraging Girls Confidence in MathCase 11: Stressed Out: Dealing with Academic Pressure in High SchoolPart V: Classroom ManagementCase 12: The Role of the Teacher: Can Students and Teachers Be Friends?Case 13: Responding to Students' Backtalk and DisrespectCase 14: Encounters with Difficult ParentsPart VI: Instructional ApproachesCase 15: Making the Most of Academic Learning Time Case 16: Meaningful Authentic Learning: Finding the FundingPart VII: Assessment and EvaluationCase 17: Meaningful and Fair: Grading Subjective Assessments

Editorial Reviews

This collection of diverse, realistic case studies offers engaging learning opportunities for current and prospective educators, along with reflection questions that assess learning and application.  These cases help students develop not only critical thinking skills about a number of important challenges that educators face and across multiple domains, but also the ability to see those challenges from multiple theoretical and personal perspectives.  This collection is a must-have resource for faculty and students in education.