The first textbook of its kind, Critical Educational Psychology is a forward-thinking approach to educational psychology that uses critical perspectives to challenge current ways of thinking and improve practice.
About the Author
Antony Williams is the Academic Director for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. He also works as a practicing educational psychologist. His research interests are focused in the area of subjectivity and intersubjectivity, with a particular interest in how psychoanalytic concepts and theory may inform as well as potentially disturb psychological practice.Tom Billington is Professor of Educational and Child Psychology at the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. A critical psychologist, practitioner and academic, his research focuses on the nature of psychological work conducted with young people and the theoretical bases upon which practice is justified, in particular in the fields of autism and child protection, utilizing qualitative research methodologies, primarily discourse analytic, psychodynamic and narrative approaches. His books include Working with Children: Assessment, Representation, and Intervention (2006), Children at the Margins: Supporting Children, Supporting Schools (2004), and Separating, Losing, and Excluding Children: Narratives of Difference (2000).Dan Goodley is Professor of Disability Studies and Education at the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. He directs the Masters in Psychology and Education, and teaches in the Doctorate of Education and the undergraduate Education, Culture and Childhood programs. His research interests include critical disability studies, critical psychological and sociological theory, and non-normative childhoods. He is the author or editor of many books in the field, including, most recently, Dis/ability Studies: Theorising Disablism and Ableism (2014), Disability and Social Theory (2012), and Disability Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Introduction (2011).Tim Corcoran is Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Critical Psychology at The Victoria Institute, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He has extensive experience in educational psychology as a school psychologist and researcher/academic. His work has involved teaching, research and professional practice in Australia, the UK, Singapore and Iraq. He edited Psychology in education: Critical theory~practice (2014), an international collection of contributions examining critical approaches to educational psychology. More recently he co-edited Disability studies: Educating for inclusion (2015).
Table of Contents
List of Contributors iv1 Introduction: Educational Psychology – towards a human science 1Antony Williams, Tom Billington, Dan Goodley and Tim Corcoran
Part I: Reflexive Foundationalism: Critical Psychological Resources 142 Psychology and Education: Unquestionable goods 15Ansgar Allan3 Ontological constructionism 27Tim Corcoran4 What use is a story? Narrative, in practice 37Penny Fogg5 Postconventionalism: Towards a Productive Critical Educational Psychology 49Dan Goodley6 Psychoanalysis 59Antony WilliamsPart II: Ethics and Values and their implications for Practice 697 Critical educational psychology and disability studies: Theoretical, practical and empirical allies 70Dan Goodley and Tom Billington8 Thinking critically about professional ethics 89Pat Bennett9 The Ethical Demand in an Impossible Profession 99Niall Devlin10 EP becoming phronimos: the virtue of phronêsis in educational psychology 112 Daniela Mercieca and Duncan P. Mercieca11 Traversing the expert non-expert binary: the fluid and contested nature of expertise 122Catherine Beal12 Joining the Q: What Q methodology offers to a critical educational psychology 134Martin Hughes13 Are we all psychologists now? 145 Antony Williams Part III: Putting critical psychological resources to work in Educational Psychology 15314 Epidemic or psychiatrization? Children’s mental health in a global context 154China Mills15 The Teacher’s Role in Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellbeing 165Helen Monkman16 Towards Restorative Justice 177 Vicki Harold17 Faith and Educational Psychology: Empowering Islamic Perspectives of Muslim Parents 189 Samana Saxton18 Gender, Non-normativity and Young Women who have been Excluded 199Dawn Bradley19 A Mindful Educational Psychology Practice 209 Sahaja Davis20 Some Reflections on Educational Psychology Practice 218 Majid Khoshkhoo21 Finding attunement and promoting positive attachments 228 Kathryn Pomerantz22 Social Theatre for Social Change: The Relevance of Performance Art in Educational Psychology 239 Nick Hammond23 ‘Being’ dyslexic in higher education: reflections on discourse and identity 250Harriet Cameron24 A future? Why educational psychologists should engage with a critical neuroscience 260 Tom Billington