Educational psychology has much to offer teachers and trainee teachers which can be of help to them in their work. In this book, originally published in 1983, leading experts look at a number of important topics in educational psychology. The chapters present detailed overviews of these key issues, survey recent research findings and advances in the subject at the time, and discuss innovative techniques and approaches which are particularly relevant for classroom practice.
This book, much needed at the time, will still be extremely useful to mature teachers and to all students of educational psychology.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Preface. Introduction. Section 1: Classroom Management 1. A Positive Approach to Classroom Discipline Kevin Wheldall 2. Building an Effective Teaching Environment Ted Glynn Section 2: Communication, Cognition and Individual Differences 3. Language, Communication and Learning in the Classroom Margaret M. Clark 4. Adapting Instruction for the Learner Richard J. Riding 5. The Social Context of Learning in the Classroom Michael Beveridge and Roy Griffiths Section 3: The Developing Child 6. The Development of Thinking Geoffrey Brown 7. How Do Children Learn to Talk? Ruth Clark 8. Personality and Development David Fontana.