Teaching assistants need to have a particular understanding of how children’s minds work and this book provides it. It outlines the psychology of human development, the psychology of learning and the psychology of institutions and groups. Psychology for Teaching Assistants is an entirely revised edition of the book published in 2005, with a new chapter on preschool children by Anita Soni. It contextualizes the information in the current debates and practices of special education and inclusion, emphasizing multiple perspectives.In the sections on development and learning, particular attention is devoted to * attachment theory* language development * working with disaffected teenagers* the emotional impact of loss, including discovering disability in a child * the psychological effects of abuse* cognitive curricula * learning empowerment through independenceThe section on institutions and groups looks particularly at * processes in groups * working in breakfast and after school clubs * working in learning support units * leadership models* interpersonal communication* violence, aggression and bullying* emancipatory psychology.
|Publisher:||Stylus Publishing, LLC|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Christopher Arnold is an educational psychologist who has worked with vulnerable young people for more than thirty years.
Jane Yeomans worked extensively as a teacher before becoming a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist. She trains teaching assistants.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction and Context1) Introduction to Theories of Psychology2) An Emancipatory PerspectivePart 2: The Psychology of Human Development3) Child Development4) Language Development5) Social and emotional Development6) The Psychological Impact of Child AbusePart 3: The Psychology of Learning7) Models of Learning8) Working in the Foundation Stage in SchoolsPart 4: The Psychology of Groups and Institutions9) Processes in Groups10) Groups, Attitudes and Prejudice11) The Psychology of Conflict and AggressionPart 5: Trends and Future Developments12) Expanding Horizons