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Psychology for Teachers

Psychology for Teachers

Third Edition
  • Paul Castle - Formerly of University of Worcester, UK
  • Scott Buckler - Independent Academic, Teacher, Chartered Psychologist
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April 2021 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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

Part 1: Psychological perspectives on education
Chapter 1: Classical Learning Approaches within Psychology
Chapter 2: Contemporary Learning Approaches within 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, Disabilities and Inclusion (SENDI)
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: Reading, Reasoning and Researching Education
Part 7: Classroom practice
Chapter 19: The Learning Environment
Chapter 20: Elearning: The New Frontier in Education
Chapter 21: The ‘Ideal’ Teacher
Chapter 22: Reflective Position: Integrating the Strands of this Book

Clear overview and links made between the classroom and psychology. Great resource for those with an interest in educational theory

Ms Marie Clifford
Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
December 13, 2021

This is such an in-depth mine of information and is well laid out, so it is easy to read and flick trough, between sections. I have used this to remind me of all the important areas of my teaching in the classroom and I must admit that I've learnt from the book as well. Thanks

Mr Neal Killen
Education, Hopwood Hall College
July 7, 2021

clear and helpful - well laid out and will be well received by new trainee teachers
if funding allows we will order a class set of this text

Ms karen lowe
Education, Bolton University
July 5, 2021