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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Psychology of Education

1st Edition

Edited by Harry Daniels, Anne Edwards


360 pages

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Paperback: 9780415327695
pub: 2003-12-11
Hardback: 9780415327688
pub: 2003-12-04

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The editors of this essential Reader recognise the valuable and varied benefits of connecting the two fields of education and psychology, and have carefully selected contributions to reflect current trends in the subject and examples of how knowledge has an impact on practice.

This lively and authoritative book features sections on topics as varied as:

* assessment

* language

* motivation

* cognition and development

* intelligence

* memory

* special educational needs

Psychology and education have an entwined relationship, but one that is often complex and delicate. Day-to-day pressures of classroom life may often result in the negligence of the importance of child development. It is therefore crucial for students and practitioners to keep abreast of recent educational changes, which raise new questions for educational psychology.

With a specially written introduction from the editors, providing a much-needed context to the current education climate, students of educational psychology will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.


'It is a text that offers added value to the existing literature due to its collected and focused nature…This Reader fulfils its aims, and offers insight into key areas' - Claire Kerr, British Journal of Educational Studies

Table of Contents

Part 1: Assessment 1. Theoretical Issues and Professional Solutions2. Assessment of Affective and Motivational Aspects of Reading3. Dreams, Strategies and Systems: Portraits of Assessment, Past, Present and FuturePart 2: Language 4. Language Talk5. Is Exploratory Talk Productive Talk? Part 3: Motivation 6. Ways of Understanding Motivation7. Tracking the Development of Learning Dispositions Part 4: Cognition and Development 8. Models of Cognition in Childhood: Metaphors, Achievements and Problems 9. Cognitive Development: No Stages Please10. Vygotsky, Tutoring and Learning Part 5: Intelligence 11. The Vertical Mind 12. Socializing Intelligence

About the Editors

Harry Daniels and Anne Edwards are both Professors at the School of Education, University of Birmingham. They co-direct the Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research.

About the Series

RoutledgeFalmer Readers in Education

This authoritative series of Readers provides a rich resource of some of the most influential chapters and articles from leading books and journals within education. Each Reader offers undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to review and reflect upon the key issues they face in their studies. Introduced and edited by some of the leading figures in their fields, these Readers are a lively and informative route map to further reading and understanding, making them an ideal course companion.

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