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EdPsych Modules
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EdPsych Modules

Fourth Edition
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Educational Psychology

December 2019 | 712 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
EdPsych Modules uses an innovative modular approach and case studies based on real-life classroom situations to address the challenge of effectively connecting theory and research to practice. Succinct, stand-alone modules are organized into themed units and offer instructors the flexibility to tailor the book’s contents to the needs of their course. The units begin with a set of case studies written for early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms, providing students with direct insight into the dynamics influencing the future students they plan to teach. All 25 modules highlight diversity, emphasizing how psychological factors adapt and change based on external influences such as sex, gender, race, language, disability status, and socioeconomic background. The Fourth Edition includes over three hundred new references across all 25 modules, and expanded coverage of diversity in new diversity-related research.

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Preface
 
Diversity Table
 
Digital Resources
 
About the Authors
 
INTRODUCTION
 
Module 1: Using Science to Inform Classroom Practices
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Educational Psychology: A Resource for Teachers

 
Educational Psychology: The Science

 
Educational Psychology: Classroom Practices

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Study: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 1: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Module 2: Contexts of Development
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory

 
Family Context

 
Peer Context

 
Broader Contexts

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 3: Social-Emotional Development
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory

 
Aspects of Identity

 
Understanding the Self

 
Social Competence

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 4: Moral Development
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Cognitive-Developmental Moral Reasoning

 
Prosocial Behavior

 
Aggressive Behavior

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 2: THE DEVELOPING LEARNER
 
Module 5: Brain Development
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Influence of Neuroscience on Education

 
Neuroscience 101

 
Brain Mechanisms During Learning

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 6: Cognitive Development
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Constructivist Theories of Cognitive Development

 
Issues in Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 7: Language Development
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Understanding Language Acquisition

 
Development of Language Skills

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 3: LEARNING THEORIES
 
Module 8: Behavioral Learning Theories
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Assumptions of Behavioral Learning Theories

 
Classical Conditioning

 
Operant Conditioning

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 9: Social Cognitive Theory
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Assumptions of Social Cognitive Theory

 
Observational Learning

 
Personal Factors in Learning

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 10: Information Processing
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Assumptions of the Information Processing Approach

 
Perception and Attention

 
Memory

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 4: COGNITIVE PROCESSES
 
Module 11: Metacognition
Outline and Learning Goals

 
What Is Metacognition and Why Is It Important?

 
Special Cases of Metacognition

 
Factors Affecting the Development and Use of Metacognition

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 12: Transfer of Skills and Knowledge
Outline and Learning Goals

 
What Is Transfer, and Why Is It Important?

 
Do We Readily Transfer What We Learn?

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 13: Higher Order Thinking
Outline and Learning Goals

 
What Is Higher Order Thinking, and Why Is It Important?

 
Critical Thinking

 
Problem-Solving

 
Creativity

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 5: MOTIVATION
 
Module 14: Behavioral Theory
Outline and Learning Goals

 
A Developmental View of Motivation

 
Rewarding Students for Learning

 
Praising Students for Learning

 
When the Reward Is the Activity Itself

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 15: Cognitive Theories
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Cognitive Theories of Motivation

 
Developmental and Cultural Differences in Motivation

 
Serious Motivational Problems

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 16: Self Theories
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Self-Efficacy Theory

 
Self-Worth Theory

 
Self-Determination Theory

 
Integrating the Self Theories

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 6: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND INSTRUCTION
 
Module 17: Classroom Management
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Importance of Classroom Management

 
Time Management

 
Relationship Building

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 18: Instruction: Applying Behavioral, Cognitive, and Constructivist Approaches
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

 
Teaching Methods Based on Behaviorism

 
Teaching Methods Based on Cognitive Learning Theory

 
Teaching Methods Based on Constructivism

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 19: Grouping Practices
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Grouping by Ability

 
Cooperative Learning

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 7: LEARNER DIFFERENCES
 
Module 20: Intelligence and Giftedness
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Intelligence and Giftedness: More Than “Being Smart”

 
Assessing Intelligence and Giftedness

 
Biological, Social, and Cultural Issues

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 21: Cognitive Disabilities
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Cognitive Disabilities in Today’s Classrooms

 
Intellectual Disabilities

 
Specific Learning Disabilities

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 22: Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Disorders
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Disorders in Today’s Classrooms

 
Characteristics of Disorders

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 8: ASSESSMENT
 
Module 23: Assessing Student Learning
Outline and Learning Goals

 
What Is Assessment?

 
Planning Assessments

 
Evaluating Student Performance

 
Communicating Assessment Information

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 24: Test Construction and Use
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Characteristics of High-Quality Classroom Tests

 
Test Preparation

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Module 25: Standardized Tests and Scores
Outline and Learning Goals

 
Types of Standardized Tests

 
Understanding Test Scores

 
Characteristics of Good Tests

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
Appendix: How Does EdPsych Help You Prepare for the Praxis Exam?
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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“The module approach with case studies makes EdPsych Modules an accessible textbook for students new to and experienced with educational psychology who need to apply these concepts to themselves and practice.”

Heidi Legg Burross
University of Arizona

EdPsych Modules is student-friendly! Students will find that they can easily understand and apply the concepts to their own life experiences and classrooms. There is an abundance of support materials that are the best I’ve seen.”

Pamela C. Bradley
Sandhills Community College and St. Andrews University

EdPsych Modules offers a user-friendly and comprehensive approach to the field of educational psychology with its detailed supplements to enhance the understanding of the content.”

Dr. Christine Feeley
Farmingdale State College

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