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EdPsych Modules

Third Edition
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January 2017 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Now with SAGE Publications, EdPsych Modules offers readers the tools needed to become better teachers by adapting instruction based on student’s individual needs. Each unit in the book is comprised of several modules—succinct, stand-alone topics that allow instructors to customize their courses based specific teacher education programs within their universities. The units begin with a set of case studies written for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and Secondary classrooms, giving students direct insight into the dynamics influencing the students they actually plan to teach.  “Assess” questions at the end of each case study and “Reflect and Evaluate” questions at the end of each module tie the module’s content back to the case studies, encouraging students to apply what they’ve learned to real-world scenarios.  Diversity coverage is interwoven throughout and highlighted in each module, emphasizing how psychological factors adapt and change as race, gender, disability, and socioeconomic influences come into play.

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Preface
Acknowledgments

 
 
Digital Resources
 
About the Authors
 
INTRODUCTION
 
MODULE 1: USING SCIENCE TO INFORM CLASSROOM PRACTICES
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
Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory

 
Family Context

 
Peer Context

 
Broader Contexts

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 3: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory

 
Aspects of Identity

 
Understanding the Self

 
Social Competence

 
Applications: Fostering Social Competence

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 4: MORAL DEVELOPMENT
Cognitive-Developmental Moral Reasoning

 
Prosocial Behavior

 
Aggressive Behavior

 
Applications: Advancing Moral Development

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 2: THE DEVELOPING LEARNER
 
MODULE 5: BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Influence of Neuroscience on Education

 
Neuroscience 101

 
Brain Mechanisms During Learning

 
Applications: How Neuroscience Informs Best Practices

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 6: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Constructivist Theories of Cognitive Development

 
Issues in Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky

 
Applications: Constructivist Principles for Effective Teaching

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 7: LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Understanding Language Acquisition

 
Development of Language Skills

 
Applications: Encouraging Language Development in the Classroom

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 3: LEARNING THEORIES
 
MODULE 8: BEHAVIORAL LEARNING THEORIES
Assumptions of Behavioral Learning Theories

 
Classical Conditioning

 
Operant Conditioning

 
Applications: Applied Behavior Analysis

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 9: SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY
Assumptions of Social Cognitive Theory

 
Observational Learning

 
Personal Factors in Learning

 
Applications: Improving Students’ Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulation

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 10: INFORMATION PROCESSING
Assumptions of the Information Processing Approach

 
Perception and Attention

 
Memory

 
Applications: Teaching Effective Processing

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 4: COGNITIVE PROCESSES
 
MODULE 11: METACOGNITION
What Is Metacognition and Why Is It Important?

 
Special Cases of Metacognition

 
Factors Affecting the Development and Use of Metacognition

 
Applications: Learning Strategies

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 12: TRANSFER OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
What Is Transfer and Why Is It Important?

 
Do We Readily Transfer What We Learn?

 
Applications: How to Facilitate Transfer

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 13: HIGHER ORDER THINKING
What Is Higher Order Thinking and Why Is It Important?

 
Critical Thinking

 
Applications: Fostering Critical Thinking

 
Problem Solving

 
Applications: Fostering Problem-Solving Strategies

 
Creativity

 
Applications: Fostering Creativity

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 5: MOTIVATION
 
MODULE 14: BEHAVIORAL THEORY
A Developmental View of Motivation

 
Rewarding Students for Learning

 
Applications: Using Rewards Effectively

 
Praising Students for Learning

 
Applications: Using Praise Effectively

 
When the Reward Is the Activity Itself

 
Applications: Creating an Intrinsically Motivating Learning Environment

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 15: COGNITIVE THEORIES
Cognitive Theories of Motivation

 
Developmental and Cultural Differences in Motivation

 
Serious Motivational Problems

 
Applications: Enhancing Students’ Motivation

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 16: SELF THEORIES
Self-Efficacy Theory

 
Self-Worth Theory

 
Self-Determination Theory

 
Integrating the Self Theories

 
Applications: Fostering Self-Efficacy, Self-Worth, and Self-Determination

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 6: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND INSTRUCTION
 
MODULE 17: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Importance of Classroom Management

 
Time Management

 
Relationship Building

 
Applications: Addressing Discipline Problems

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 18: INSTRUCTION: APPLYING BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE, AND CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACHES
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
Grouping by Ability

 
Cooperative Learning

 
Applications: Best Practices

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 7: LEARNER DIFFERENCES
 
MODULE 20: INTELLIGENCE AND GIFTEDNESS
Intelligence and Giftedness: More Than “Being Smart”

 
Assessing Intelligence and Giftedness

 
Biological, Social, and Cultural Issues

 
Applications: Intelligence and Giftedness in the Classroom

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 21: COGNITIVE DISABILITIES
Cognitive Disabilities in Today’s Classrooms

 
Intellectual Disabilities

 
Applications: Guidelines for Teachers in the General Education Classroom

 
Specific Learning Disabilities

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 22: EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Disorders in Today’s Classrooms

 
Characteristics of Disorders

 
Applications: Interventions

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
UNIT 8: ASSESSMENT
 
MODULE 23: ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING
What is Assessment?

 
Planning Assessments

 
Evaluating Student Performance

 
Communicating Assessment Information

 
Applications: Implementing Valid and Meaningful Assessments

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 24: TEST CONSTRUCTION AND USE
Characteristics of High-Quality Classroom Tests

 
Test Preparation

 
Applications: Improving Your Test

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

 
 
MODULE 25: STANDARDIZED TESTS AND SCORES
Types of Standardized Tests

 
Understanding Test Scores

 
Characteristics of Good Tests

 
Applications: Accommodating Students at Risk

 
Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Case Studies: Reflect and Evaluate

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

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This third edition continues on with a great tradition of a text that is engaging, exciting and enthusiastic. Students love the ancillaries and it seems to have something for everyone. Many of my students indicate that the book is readable, and they love the module format. I like it personally as the authors do a great job of introducing students to the field of Ed Psych and making it relevant and realistic. In this day and age of focusing on student learning and test scores, this book is great for helping teachers understand the complexity of instruction , learning and assessment and evaluation.

Dr Michael Shaughnessy
Special Education Dept, Eastern New Mexico University
November 29, 2016
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Reorganized into 8 units and 25 modules from the previous 9 units and 30 modules to streamline the material including Social-Emotional Development, Higher Order Thinking, Classroom Management, Assessing Student Learning, and Standardized Tests and Scores.
  • Several modules have been completely rewritten including Brain Development, Information Processing, and Test Construction and Use.
  • Case studies for Units 4, 6, and 8 are newly written. As in previous editions, the case studies are written based on real-life classroom situations and include Reflect and Evaluate questions at the end of each module in the unit.
  • All modules contain new references to reflect the most up-to-date research on every topic.


KEY FEATURES

  • Contains extensive coverage of traditional Educational Psychology topics, such as cognitive development and instructional methods, as well as more contemporary topics such as the role of the brain in learning and response–to-intervention.
  • Offers more in-depth coverage of topics only minimally covered in chapter textbooks such as constructivist teaching approaches, intelligence, grouping practices, and metacognition.
  • Diversity—characteristics such as ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, and disabilities—is woven throughout each module because it is an integral facet of all educational situations.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each module and corresponding summaries along with video applications at the end of each module.

 

 

 

 


Sample Materials & Chapters

Module 1

Module 6

Module 18


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