Educational psychology applies psychological theories, ideas and methods to education and to understandings of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and beyond. As last few months have shown, psychology can have a huge impact both on and in education. This practical guide applies evidence-based practice to real-life scenarios over a broad range of topics in the psychology of education, from its historical roots to digital learning, and from cognitive development to diversity and cultural differences.
Essential reading for students of education, psychology, and educational psychology, as well as teacher trainees and practising educators working with learners of any age, this textbook offers a variety of perspectives and advice on contemporary issues in educational psychology.
Janet Lord is Faculty Head of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.