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Psychology for Teachers

Second Edition


March 2018 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Psychology for Teachers explains how psychology can be intelligently applied to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners. It encourages teachers to review their own practice to develop a personal teaching style, supported by research findings and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching.

Focusing on how an understanding of psychological theory can support effective teaching and learning this book contains case studies and tasks to make sure that trainees really understand how theory can be meaningfully applied in the classroom.

This new edition now comes with three brand new sections:

  • Mental health, wellbeing & resilience
  • Psychological skills
  • Evidence-based teaching

This book is relevant for anyone undertaking an Education Studies degree or doing Primary or Secondary teacher training - particularly for the professional studies teaching topics.

 
Part 1: Psychological Perspectives on Education
 
Chapter 1: Classical Approaches to Psychology
 
Chapter 2: Developing Approaches to 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 and Disabilities (SEND)
 
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: Doing Research
 
Chapter 19: Analysing Data
 
Part 7: Classroom Practice
 
Chapter 20: The Learning Environment
 
Chapter 21: The ‘Ideal’ Teacher
 
Chapter 22: Reflective Position: Integrating the Strands of this Book

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This is an outstanding publication for all teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological complexities of teaching and learning. This publication is relevant, up-to-date, research-informed and full of practical ideas - an engaging read to inform and transform our work with young people. Highly recommended!

Anna Lise Gordon
Professor of Education, St Mary’s University

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