Every child is an individual whose knowledge and understanding needs to be developed in ways that help them succeed. How do you manage this alongside the realities of the curriculum? How do you achieve this for a full classroom of expectant learners?
Psychology for Teachers explains how psychology can be intelligently applied to the classroom to meet the needs of different learners. It encourages you to review your own practice to develop a personal teaching style, supported by research findings and an awareness of the factors underpinning high-quality teaching.
Focusing on how an understanding of psychological theory can support effective teaching and learning this book contains case studies and tasks to make sure that you really understand how theory can be meaningfully applied in the classroom.
Additional online materials
The book is supported by a companion website including resources such as free journal articles, additional activities and links to relevant information.
Scott Buckler is a Senior Lecturer and Paul Castle is a Chartered Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council-registered and Senior Lecturer. Both are based at the University of Worcester.
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About the Author
Scott Buckler originally worked as primary teacher in London and Birmingham before his employment as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester. He was originally appointed for his work in Special Educational Needs although he has diversified over the years to pursue how psychology can be applied to education. He has a particular interest in redefining the context of transpersonal education, which he believed, unites the various domains of human experience.
Paul Castle is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council and Senior Lecturer at the University Worcester. As an applied practitioner, Paul has over a decade of experience in providing psychological support to athletes and motor racers from novice to World Championship level. In recent years, Paul has utilised his expertise to provide support for members of the teaching profession, with a particular emphasis on reducing stress, depression and burnout.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATIONPsychological perspectives on education: classical approachesPsychological perspectives on education: developing approachesThe effective teacherThe philosophy and psychology of professional practicePART TWO: THE INDIVIDUAL LEARNERThe individual learner: neurological and physical development of the learnerThe individual learner: perceptual and cognitive development of the learnerThe individual learner: social, emotional development and personalityPART THREE: MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE LEARNERMeeting the needs of the learner: the selfMeeting the needs of the learner: enabling individual successMeeting the needs of the learner: motivationMeeting the needs of the learner: an integrated approachPART FOUR: TEACHING: CLASSROOM PRACTICEEmpowering the learner: psychological skills developmentThe learning environmentThe 'ideal' teacherReflective position: integrating the strands of this book