The Psychology of Education: The Evidence Base for Teaching and Learning by Martyn LongThe Psychology of Education: The Evidence Base for Teaching and Learning by Martyn Long

The Psychology of Education: The Evidence Base for Teaching and Learning

byMartyn Long, Clare Wood, Karen Littleton

Paperback | December 21, 2010

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Written in an accessible and engaging style, this second edition ofThe Psychology of Educationaddresses key concepts from psychology which relate to education. Throughout the text the author team emphasise an evidence-based approach, providing practical suggestions to improve learning outcomes, while fictional case studies are used in this new edition to provide students with a sense of what psychological issues can look like in the classroom. Activities around these case studies give students the chance to think about how to apply their theoretical knowledge to these real-world contexts.

¿Key implications¿ are drawn out at appropriate points, and throughout the book students are provided with strategies for interrogating evidence. Key terms are glossed throughout the book and chapters are summarised and followed by suggestions for further reading.

A chapter on Learning interactions and social worlds is new to this edition. The following chapters have all been extensively updated:

  • Learning
  • Assessment
  • Individual differences and achievement
  • Student engagement and motivation
  • The educational context
  • Society and culture
  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Inclusive education and special educational needs
  • Behaviour problems
  • Dealing with behaviour problems.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of Education Studies and Psychology as well as trainee teachers on BA, BEd and PGCE courses. It will also be of use to postgraduates training to be educational psychologists.

Martyn Longhas taught in secondary schools and further education institutions. He is currently an educational psychologist in Cambridgeshire.Clare Woodis Reader in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University, and a chartered psychologist.Karen Littletonis Professor of Psychology in Education at the Open University.Terri Passengeris...
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Title:The Psychology of Education: The Evidence Base for Teaching and LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:December 21, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415486904

ISBN - 13:9780415486903

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Psychology and Education: Some essential background

2. Learning

3. Assessment

4. Individual differences and achievement

5. Student engagement and motivation

6. The Educational context

7. Society and culture

8. Learning interactions and social worlds

9. Language

10. Literacy

11. Inclusive education and Special Educational Needs

12. Behaviour problems

13. Dealing with behaviour problems

Editorial Reviews

¿This text is invaluable for any student or psychologist looking to expand their understanding of psychological concepts as they relate to education.  I cannot praise this book enough for its superb depth and breadth of information, and how it integrates real world scenarios to help develop meaning for the reader.' Diahann Gallard, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, UK "This book should not be on anyone's bookshelves - it should be at teachers' and students teachers' sides to revitalise and to clarify their professional principles and practice" - School Science Review, June 2011