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Educational Psychology Casebook is a collection of original cases based on real scenarios that span the K-12 curriculum helping students apply their learning of educational psychology. This text has 25 cases and includes a helpful theory guide. These real-life scenarios can be used to apply theory to the classroom when field experiences are not feasible. Each case concludes with thought-provoking questions, references and further readings and suggestions for using helpful video segments from MyLabSchool. The cases are described by content and level in a detailed Table of Contents and all cases indicate how they apply to NCATE teacher certification standards.
Part I. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
Case 1: A Typical Day.
Cognitive Development: Piaget & Vygotsky
Case 2: Resolutions.
Social Development: Self-concept, Self-Esteem, & Erikson
Case 3: Choices.
Moral Development: Piaget and Kohlberg
Case 4: Identity Lost.
Social/Identity Development: Erikson and Marcia
Part II. INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY.
Case 5: Multiple Intelligences goes to the Rainforest.
Intelligence: Multiple intelligences, Sternberg, Gardner, & Controversies
Case 6: Home and School Culture.
Culture and Ethnicity: SES, Discrimination, Bilingualism,
Case 7: Teaching Jack and Jill.
Gender Roles: Biological, Socialization, Stereotyping,
Differences in Academic Domains, Gender Sensitive Teaching
Case 8: Sink or Swim?
Exceptionalities: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, & IDEA
Part III. LEARNING THEORIES.
Case 9: The Note.
Case 10: The Shakespearean Dilemma.
Case 11: The Project.
Social Cognitive Theory: Reciprocal Determinism &
Case 12: Mars in Review.
Cognitive Theories: Information Processing & Metacognition
Case 13: Going Back in Time.
Social Constructivism: Situated Cognition, Tutoring, Cooperative
Learning, Authentic Instruction, & Problem-Based Learning
Case 14: Getting Acquainted.
Applications of Operant Conditioning: Schedules, Peer Tutoring,
Contracts & Punishment
Part IV. MOTIVATION.
Case 15: Backfired.
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation
Case 16: Giving Up.
Attributions, Self-Efficacy, Self-Regulation, & Goal Theory
Case 17: To Belong or Not to Belong.
Maslow’s Need Hierarchy
Part V. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT.
Case 18: Interruptions.
Handling Problem Behaviors: Behavioral Approaches
Case 19: Parents’ Night.
Effective Communication with Parents: Parent Involvement
Case 20: The Rule Breaker.
Classroom Management: Baumrind Styles/Teacher Efficacy
Case 21: Purposeful Deliberations.
Instruction: Learner vs. Teacher-Centered
Part VI. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Case 22: Standardized Testing: A Call to Arms.
Standardized Tests: Evaluating, Interpreting, Aptitude vs.
Achievement, Teacher’s Role, Issues & Controversies
Case 23: Meaningful Classroom Assessment.
Classroom Assessments: Traditional vs. Alternative, Formative vs. Summative, & Evaluating
Educator Accomplished Practices Matrix
PRAXIS II Matrix