What is the relevance of educational psychology in the twenty first century? And what are the seminal developments in the field? This title reviews a variety of topics, providing provocative and challenging insights into the state of contemporary educational psychology. It is suitable for students and researchers.
What is the relevance of educational psychology in the twenty first century? And what are the seminal developments in the field over the past quarter century? In this collection of essays, leading psychologists of education reflect on how far we have come in the last twenty five years. Given a broad and personal remit to address whatever issues they chose to explore, the contributors review and critique a variety of topics, providing provocative and challenging insights into the state of contemporary educational psychology.Intelligence, communication intervention, effective teaching, family environments, peer learning, individual differences, and teaching and learning in higher education, are just some of the topics explored. While successes are duly noted, there is also a critical edge to these contributions with a challenge thrown down for psychologists of education to lift their game if the study of education is to be seriously informed and, as a consequence, reformed. Now in it's second edition this essential text for students and researchers is thoroughly updated and includes four new chapters.
Preface 1. When will we ever learn? Or the elephant in the classroom Kevin Wheldall 2. Educational Psychology - Theory, research and teaching Dennis M. McInerney 3. Intelligence and IQ Ted Nettelbeck and Carlene Wilson 4. Trends in peer learning Keith J. Topping 5. Family environments and children's outcomes Kevin Marjoribanks 6. Individual differences and educational performance Richard Riding 7. Progress in communication intervention for individuals with developmental disabilities Jeff Sigafoos 8. Students' approaches to learning and teachers' approaches to teaching in higher education John T. E. Richardson 9. Reflections on the database of educational psychology and effective teaching research Gregory C. R. Yates 10. Evidence based practice for education? Reg Marsh 11. Recent research on troublesome classroom behaviour Robyn Beaman, Kevin Wheldall and Coral Kemp 12. Teachers' use of approval and disapproval in the classroom Robyn Beaman and Kevin Wheldall 13. Classroom seating arrangements and classroom behaviour Kevin Wheldall and Larraine Bradd 14. Teacher judgment of reading performance Alison Madelaine and Kevin Wheldall