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If you are curious about Educational Psychology, this book is for you. You can read the chapters in any sequence, or you can start at the beginning, because this book provides myriad keys to the wonderful variety of themes in Educational Psychology today. Written by leading psychologists, researchers and practitioners, this book focuses on all the positive constructs in Educational Psychology and reflects on the wide range of strengths, assets and resources available to the educational psychologist. Each chapter presents an integrated overview, cutting-edge definitions of key concepts, quotations from professionals and students, and reflective questions to guide your practice. Written primarily by South Africans, this book is particularly relevant to the local environment and presents practical application strategies. Indigenous knowledge is infused with international perspectives, and equal emphasis is placed on the learner and on the social context, on assessment and intervention, and on theory and practice. The book is extremely accessible to students, but will also be invaluable for teachers, psychologists, researchers and health professionals.
Designed as an undergraduate textbook for students offering courses in Educational Psychology, this well-organized study gives a detailed description of key concepts such as learning, intelligence and personality and various contemporary theories governing these. The significance of educational and vocational guidance, particularly of exceptional children, is clearly and forcefully brought out. The text is well illustrated with diagrams to elucidate the concepts discussed.
This comprehensive educational psychology text blends a strong scholarly and theoretical background with the application of theories and concepts using real-world examples, case studies, and practical teaching strategies. The text’s innovative pedagogical program is anchored by a cohesive learning objective system integrated throughout each chapter, guiding students’ reading and reinforcing their understanding of concepts. A unique Think It Over feature asks readers to reflect on important topics as both a student of psychology and a future classroom teacher. TeachSource Video Cases, introduced in the text and available to view on the book’s Companion Website, give students a firsthand look at real-world applications and best practices. Among the other distinctive aspects of the text is an entire chapter on group process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
During The Course Of Teaching Educational Psychology To Graduate And Postgraduate Students, The Authors Felt The Need For A Suitable Textbook On This Subject Which May Cover The Syllabi Of Indian Universities And Maintain A Balanced Outlook. The Books Written By Western Authors Are Set In Western Environment And Hardly Cater To The Needs Of Indian Students. An Attempt Has Been Made To Provide A Model Textbook Excluding All Unnecessary Elaborations And Including Whatever Is Required To Maintain A Good Standard. The Language Of The Book Is Simple And Lucid.The Book Provides All Valuable Aspects Of Advanced Educational Psychology And Will Be Of Great Use For Students, Teachers, Educational Planners And Common Readers.
When this classic book was first published in 1926, L.S. Vygotsky was well on his way to becoming one of the leading intellectuals in Russia. His study of the psychology of education led him to believe that the child should be the main figure in the educational process - and the efforts of the teacher should be directed toward organizing, not dictating, the child's development. "The educational process must be based on the student's individual activity ..." he states in Educational Psychology, "... and the art of education should involve nothing more than guiding and monitoring this activity." At a time when most education consisted of rote memorization and thwacks across the wrist with a ruler, these ideas were considered quite radical. Today's educators can find much that is of use in the pages of Educational Psychology. Vygotsky addresses many issues that are still relevant in the 1990s - abnormal social behavior, the nurturing of creativity and reasoning, problems with attention and memory - in a bold and opinionated fashion that is sure to delight educators as well as lovers of classical Russian writing. Psychologists will also find the book useful for its fascinating glimpses into the study of psychology in the early twentieth century.