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Psychology for Teaching

Author : Guy R. Lefrançois
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In this utterly engaging and comprehensive text, Guy Lefran ois explains, applies, illustrates and investigates psychological principles and classroom practices in a manner that is at once concise and informative as well as encouraging and entertaining. His approach is motivational, based on his belief that 'the best teaching decisions are based on sound psychological principles applied with enthusiasm and imagination and tempered with a love of children and of teaching.' Covering the bases of human development as it relates to learning, teaching, and thinking, Lefran ois draws on the most recent and pertinent research to present a well-rounded, thorough, and relevant discussion of psychological principles.

Psychology for Teachers

Author : Paul Castle
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How can ideas and concepts from psychology be applied smartly to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners? Supported by research and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching, this book encourages teachers, and those training to teach, to examine their own methods in order to develop as confident, evidence-informed professionals. This third edition includes: · A new chapter on the psychology of elearning · A new discussion of applied cognitive theories in the classroom · The use of internationally friendly terminology throughout the book · Some streamlining of content to offer a more cohesive reading experience

Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching

Author : Dr Sue Duchesne
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Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching introduces key theories of development and learning to help you understand how learners learn, and how educators can be more effective in their teaching practice. Featuring current research on the various dimensions of learning and teaching alongside traditional theories, it provides a clear framework of theory and evidence that supports modern education practices. Taking a comprehensive approach, this text investigates how to apply psychology principles to education contexts to enhance learning and teaching quality, particularly for accommodating individual student needs. This wholly Australian and New Zealand text caters for those who are planning to work with any age range from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. With a greater focus on resilience in education settings, the discussion of creativity alongside intelligence and a broader discussion on diversity, this new edition is up-to-date for the pre-service teacher. New, print versions of this book come with bonus online study tools on the CourseMate Express and Search Me! platforms Premium online teaching and learning tools are available to purchase on the MindTap platform Learn more about the online tools cengage.com.au/learning-solutions

Psychology for the Classroom

Author : Johanna Turner
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Originally published in 1977, Psychology for the Classroom is offered as an aid to people who are learning themselves and helping other people to learn: that is, to parents, students and particularly to teachers. The activity of teaching, to be successful, requires the teacher to understand the behaviour of the learner as fully as possible. Some of the insights into human behaviour gained by psychologists may prove helpful to the teacher in complementing his or her experience and intuitive understanding, and it is with this in mind that the topics covered in this book have been selected. Section one deals with cognitive aspects, an understanding of which his essential since cognitive processes are the means by which individuals are able to make sense of their environment. Section two considers the social situation in which knowledge and understanding develop, i.e. the way in which social interaction affects learning. Section three focuses on the individual, stressing that academic achievement depends not only on hard work but is intimately related to an individual’s personal development and personality. The book will be valuable to psychology students, student teachers and teachers on in-service courses, for its coverage of relevant psychological research and the description of pertinent experiments and studies of the time. Its originality lies in the way in which it communicates the importance of teachers using psychology as a basis for forming hypotheses which they can test for themselves – not necessarily as researchers, but in a mood of personal exploration.

Psychology for Inclusive Education

Author : Ruth Kershner
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What can psychology offer inclusive education? Traditionally, special education has looked to psychology for many of its theoretical resources and practical strategies. While those seeking to promote more inclusive education have tended to see psychology and psychologists as part of the problem by providing a rationale for segregation. However, in practice many psychologists today are developing inclusive ways of working, and are paying attention to psychological theories that underpin inclusive education. Psychology for Inclusive Education reframes the contribution of psychology in terms of its relevance to inclusion and will show how psychological theories of learning and human development are compatible with inclusive education. Part 1 explores psychological theories relevant to understanding inclusive education and Part 2 looks at how psychology can contribute to promoting more inclusive education in practice. Chapters cover: how psychologists can collaborate with teachers for inclusive solutions Vygotsky's theories of learning and their significance for inclusion the challenge of developing pedagogies for inclusion sociocultural understandings of learning in inclusive classrooms the role of emotion in learning and inclusion cooperative learning and inclusion the challenges and tensions of inclusion and high standards for schools the practice of dynamic assessment as an inclusive alternative to IQ social justice and inclusive psychology Bringing together a highly distinguished list of international contributors from the UK, USA and South Africa and including practising educational psychologists, this book will link theory to practice in schools and classrooms. International in focus and at the very cutting edge of the field, this is essential reading for all those interested in the development of inclusive education.

Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology

Author : Jeffrey J. Froh
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Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding area of study that is of great interest to students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. But the field is so broad that teachers who want to cover all the bases when designing a positive psychology course may have difficulty locating and selecting materials. Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors addresses this problem by presenting a comprehensive set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers as well as leading scholars in their areas. Chapters cover all the topics typically included in existing positive psychology textbooks, emphasizing the hands-on experience that makes positive psychology courses so powerful. Extensive reading lists point interested readers toward a fuller understanding of the topics. The book is a rich source of ideas for all teachers of psychology, from novice to experienced instructors Positive psychology is unique among teaching topics in that it lends itself to experiential teaching methods. This book is what is needed most: a guide to activities related to the concepts and experiments that make up the foundation of positive psychology. Froh and Parks have created a book that every instructor should have-full of reflections and other activities that will benefit every student Robert Biswas-Diener, CMC, Managing Director, Positive Acorn, Milwaukie, OR Positive psychology needs to be given away. Froh and Parks teach you how Shane Lopez, PhD, Senior Scientist in Residence, Clifton Strengths School, Omaha, NE

Psychology for Teaching

Author : Guy R. Lefrançois
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First published in 1972.

Transforming Classrooms

Author : Carol Christensen
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Practitioner's handbook for using educational psychology to create environments of educational excellence. Describes practical classroom strategies to facilitate the development of active, independent and self-regulated learners. Addresses emerging sociocultural theories of teaching. Explores central themes of understanding student learning, teaching for thinking and learning, social cognition, social relationships and sense of self, and perspectives on assessment. Includes references and index.

Teaching Psychology

Author : Sandra Goss Lucas
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This volume provides thoroughly updated guidelines for preparing and teaching an entire course in psychology. Based on best principles and effective psychological and pedagogical research, it offers practical suggestions for planning a course, choosing teaching methods, integrating technology appropriately and effectively, developing student evaluation instruments and programs, and ideas for evaluation of your own teaching effectiveness. While research-based, this book was developed to be a basic outline of "what to do" when you teach. It is intended as a self-help guide for relatively inexperienced psychology teachers, whether graduate students or new faculty, but also as a core reading assignment for those who train psychology instructors. Experienced faculty who wish to hone their teaching skills will find the book useful, too.

The Psychology of Effective Learning and Teaching

Author : Matt Jarvis
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This book covers the psychology of teaching and learning and focuses on applying up-to-date, as well as traditional, theory in the classroom. It covers a range of issues that most concern the new teacher, written clearly and at an appropriate level. Highly accessible and contemporary, The Psychology of Learning and Teaching covers newer modular theories and their implications for learning styles.

Psychology for Effective Teaching

Author : George J. Mouly
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Psychology for Teaching

Author : Guy R. Lefrançois
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Psychology for Teaching

Author : Guy R. Lefrancois
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The Tenth Edition of "The Bear" builds on a strong and distinguished sales history, loyal users, and a well-known author. In this engaging and comprehensive text, Lefrancois explains, applies, illustrates, and investigates psychological principles and classroom practices in a way that is concise and informative as well as encouraging and entertaining. Based on the most recent research in human development as it relates to learning, teaching, and thinking, this book presents a well-rounded, thorough, and relevant discussion of psychological principles. PSYCHOLOGY FOR TEACHING motivates, engages, and inspires-overall, an excellent model for teaching.

Psychology for Teaching Assistants

Author : Christopher Arnold
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Teaching assistants need to have a particular understanding of how children’s minds work and this book provides it. It outlines the psychology of human development, the psychology of learning and the psychology of institutions and groups, emphasizing multiple perspectives and contextualizing the information in the current debates and practices of special education and inclusion. In the sections on development and learning, particular attention is devoted to language development the emotional impact of loss, including discovering disability in a child the psychological effects of abuse cognitive curricula learning empowerment through independence The section on institutions and groups looks particularly at processes in groups leadership models interpersonal communication violence, aggression and bullying emancipatory psychology.

Psychology for Teachers

Author : David Fontana
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Psychology for Psychologists

Author : Stelios Georgiades
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This book uses psychological theories and learning processes, such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), to provide a new approach for teaching psychology at an undergraduate level and prevent diminishing motivation. It creates a detailed example of a psychology degree using the PBL method and suggests how a week of the course could be planned.

Language Teacher Psychology

Author : Sarah Mercer
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To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology. This volume seeks to redress the imbalance by bringing together various strands of research into the psychology of language teachers. It consists of 19 contributions on well-established areas of teacher psychology, as well as areas that have only recently begun to be explored. This original collection, which covers a multitude of theoretical and methodological perspectives, makes a significant contribution to the emerging field of language teacher psychology as a domain of inquiry within language education.

Teaching Psychology Around the World

Author : Sherri McCarthy
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This important book is an overview of teaching psychology internationally. As psychology curricula become increasingly internationalised, it is necessary to understand and compare the various models for training psychologists and teaching psychology students. Incorporating research and perspectives from psychologists in more than 30 countries, it includes relevant information for secondary, undergraduate (baccalaureate) and post-graduate (M.A., Doctoral and Post-Doctoral) psychology programs and is a must-read for all instructors of psychology, as well as psychologists and psychology students interested in the international aspects of the discipline.

Exploring Psychology in Language Learning and Teaching

Author : Marion Williams
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This book explores key areas of educational and social psychology and considers their relevance to language learning and teaching, using activities and questions for reflection. The topics discussed in the book include: • learners’ and teachers’ beliefs about how a language should be learned and taught • learning and working in groups • relationships with others • the role of the self in teaching and learning • motivation to start and persist with tasks • the role of emotions in learning. The authors provide useful insights for the understanding of language learning and discuss the important implications for language teaching pedagogy. Extra resources are available on the website: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/exploringpsychology Marion Williams was formerly Reader in Applied Linguistics at the University of Exeter and is a past president of IATEFL. Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria. Stephen Ryan is Professor in the School of Economics at Senshu University, Tokyo.

Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology

Author : Uwe Gielen
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"How can psychology professors in the USA and other nations make their courses more international?" This question is addressed in this indispensable new sourcebook, coauthored by 73 contributors and editors from 21 countries. In recent decades psychology has evolved from an Americandominated discipline to a much more global discipline. Preliminary estimates by Zoma and Gielen (2015) suggest that approximately 76%78% of the world’s one million or so psychologists reside outside the U.S. However, most textbooks in the field continue to rely predominantly on research conducted in North America and Europe. Our book is intended to introduce psychology instructors to a variety of broad perspectives as well as specific suggestions that can support their efforts to internationalize their course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In this way they can prepare their students to become more culturally sensitive and function more effectively as citizens and psychologists in the evolving globalized world. To achieve these ambitious goals the editors have assembled an international group of 73 distinguished contributors who, taken together, have taught and conducted research in all regions of the world. The chapters in the book include both core areas of psychology and subdisciplines that represent rapidly expanding and internationally important areas such as crosscultural psychology and the psychology of gender. The chapters cover key topics and areas included in the course offerings of psychology departments both in the United States and in other countries. In addition to a discussion of international perspectives relevant to a given area, all chapters include an annotated bibliography of pertinent books, articles, webrelated materials, films, videos, and so on. Based on this information, both highly experienced and less experienced psychology instructors can add globally and culturally oriented dimensions to their respective courses. This is important because universities, departments, and accrediting agencies increasingly put pressure on instructors to broaden and internationalize their courses. "As a longtime international psychologist myself, I see this bold new volume as a great leap forward for international psychology. The 73 distinguished contributors and editors from 21 countries have carefully crafted a handbook that will be the goto resource on the topic for years to come. For psychology to continue to be relevant in the 21st century it must become more international; I am grateful this book will help us accomplish this challenging but rewarding goal." ~ Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D PastPresident American Psychological Association "What could be more important than understanding human behavior and the thoughts and emotions that underlie it? By teaching psychology to the world, we offer the possibility of using our discipline to create a better future for all of us. The chapters in this excellent book help teachers of psychology move from an ethnocentric perspective to a global way of thinking about and telling about a truly international psychology." ~ Diane F. Halpern, Ph.D PastPresident of the American Psychological Association and Professor of Psychology "This is a brilliant, unprecedented collection of international scholarship that every psychology professor and student should read. The 21st century in the teaching of psychology has truly arrived with this book, creating a thoroughly needed international focus for our pedagogy." ~ Frank Farley, Ph.D, L. H. Carnell Professor, Temple University; Former President, American Psychological Association (APA), International Council of Psychologists, American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Society for International Psychology (Division 52 of APA) "Internationalizing Teaching of Psychology contains chapters authored by eminent psychologists of diverse cultural background, inclusive of different cultural perspectives on range of topics of contemporary importance. Thus, the volume integrates research emanating from varied cultural contexts facilitating development of a truly universal psychological science. The volume is a major resource for teaching courses on Cultural/Crosscultural /Global psychology and in enhancing internationalization of psychology." ~ Prof. Janak Pandey, University of Allahabad, India, Editor, Psychology in India: The StateoftheArt "All involved in the training of psychologists will want to recommend this book, which thoroughly presents an international perspective on the teaching of psychology. Rich, Gielen and Takooshian consider the basic nature of psychology, at the same time emphasizing cultural differences and relating it all to real life. As expert, crosscultural researchers, the contributors provide a much needed resource and uptodate reference for psychologists and students, as well as for any scholar interested in our discipline around the globe." ~ Laura HernándezGuzmán, Ph. D. Professor of Psychology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, PastPresident of the Mexican Psychological Society "Since the midtwentieth century the world has become an increasingly smaller place, at least in the figurative sense. And yet, Western psychology has been slow to grasp the culturally limited scope of much of our science. Although the movement toward a more culturally inclusive psychology had its roots at least as early as the 1960s, more recent metaanalyses have shown that a large percentage of the psychological literature has represented a small percentage of the world’s population. In Internationalizing the Teaching of Psychology, Grant Rich, Uwe Gielen, and Harold Takooshian are making a noteworthy effort to inform and support teachers who would move the field toward a psychology of all people. From advice about getting involved in international psychology, to standalone international psychology courses, to the problems of culturebound specialized courses, these welltraveled and experienced editors have assembled a resource that psychology teachers will find both interesting and valuable." ~ Kenneth D. Keith, President, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, University of San Diego "This volume is a positive contribution to the internationalization of the psychology curriculum. Given the very large numbers of psychology undergraduate and graduate students across the world, such internationalization has significant potential to provide learners with opportunities to better understand the similarities and differences in the behavior of humans in different local, national and international contexts. Such understanding can lead to a greater appreciation of, and perhaps respect for and celebration of, these similarities and differences, thus potentially leading to actions that reduce global human suffering. This volume should become an indispensable tool for psychology educators interested in such outcomes." ~ Jacquelyn Cranney, Psychology, UNSW Sydney, Australia "This book is a necessity, given the increasing mobility of psychologists, use of technology in psychology practice, and need to regulate the psychology profession globally. The content in this book will go a long way to improve psychological literacy in our East and Central Africa region. I chaired the first ever East and Central African Regional Psychology Conference in Uganda in 2013 and am on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychologists (IAAP), so am keenly aware that the internationalization of scientific psychology knowledge and skills is an imperative." ~ James Kagaari, Ph.D, President, Uganda Council of Psychologists "Teaching psychology in your own country—especially when it is a country as vast and diverse as the United States, where fewer than half its citizens hold a passport—makes it all too easy to give courses in which students come away with the impression that what psychological scientists have learned about behavior and mental processes at home applies equally in the rest of the world. That is not always the case, of course, and the chapters in this valuable volume serve not only to remind us of that fact, but to stimulate us to consider adjusting the content of our courses to make them, as they should be, more international in scope." ~ Douglas Bernstein, Courtesy Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida USA "Bravo to this allstar cast of international contributors for showing us how to help students appreciate both our cultural diversity and our human kinship—and for providing us with accessible articles, books, media, and online materials for teaching every area of psychology from a more international perspective." ~ David G. Myers, Hope College, coauthor, Psychology 12th Edition and Social Psychology, 12th Edition "Imagine that you convened an invitationonly panel of 73 experts from around the world and asked that they guide the profession in internationalizing the teaching of psychology. This book would be the impressive result! Here’s the definitive, howto guide on adding global and crosscultural perspectives to courses throughout the psychology curricula." ~ John C. Norcross, Ph.D, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University