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Psychology for Teachers

Psychology for Teachers

Second Edition

March 2018 | 576 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 3 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
Classical Approaches to Psychology
Developing Approaches to Psychology
The Effective Teacher
The Philosophy and Psychology of Professional Practice
Part 2: The Individual Learner
Neurological and Physical Development
Perceptual and Cognitive Development
Social, Emotional Development and Personality
Part 3: Meeting the Needs of the Learner
Understanding the Self
Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Integrating Psychology in the Classroom
Part 4: Mental Health & Wellbeing and Resilience
Mental Health & Well-being
Coaching Psychology and Developing Resilience
Part 5: Psychological Skills Training
Goal Setting
Mental Imagery
Self-Talk and Cognitive Restructuring
Part 6: Evidence-based Teaching
Doing Research
Analysing data
Part 7: Classroom Practice
The Learning Environment
The ‘Ideal’ Teacher
Bringing it All Together

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