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.
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The third edition of the Handbook of Educational Psychology is sponsored by Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. In this volume, thirty chapters address new developments in theory and research methods while honoring the legacy of the field’s past. A diverse group of recognized scholars within and outside the U.S. provide integrative reviews and critical syntheses of developments in the substantive areas of psychological inquiry in education, functional processes for learning, learner readiness and development, building knowledge and subject matter expertise, and the learning and task environment. New chapters in this edition cover topics such as learning sciences research, latent variable models, data analytics, neuropsychology, relations between emotion, motivation, and volition (EMOVO), scientific literacy, sociocultural perspectives on learning, dialogic instruction, and networked learning. Expanded treatment has been given to relevant individual differences, underlying processes, and new research on subject matter acquisition. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Third Edition, provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars in education and the learning sciences, broadly conceived, as well as for teacher educators, practicing teachers, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses in educational psychology, human learning and motivation, the learning sciences, and psychological research methods in education and psychology.
Case Studies in Educational Psychology is comprised of 55 diverse and realistic case studies that will shape and compliment any Educational Psychology curriculum. The essays are grouped into 10 well-organized units that address issues ranging from Classroom Management to Moral Development, Children from Broken Homes, and Homelessness. Each study concludes with thought-provoking discussions questions that both stimulate discourse around the important issues in Educational Psychology and bring to light the practical implications/applications of each study. Case Studies in Educational Psychology is a challenging yet highly accessible volume - an ideal text for students and teachers of Education Psychology.
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.
The Basic Approach Of The Book Is That, Educational Psychology Is A Scientific Study Of The Psychological Problems Of Educational Practice. The Educational Psychologist In This Context Has The Role Of A Specialist Who Provides The Necessary Technical Advice To Educational Planners, Administrators And Teachers In Helping Them To Achieve Their Objectives. The Book Follows This Point Of View In Presenting The Subject Matter To The Reader And Aims To Fulfill The Need Of A Quality Indian Text Meeting The Requirements Of Students And Teachers In The Faculties Of Psychology And Education.The Book Aims To Cover The Field Of Educational Psychology And Strives To Present A Comprehensive Book From The Psychological Point Of View Not Available In India To Study The Subject In Its Appropriate Perspective. In Addition To The Discussion Of Conventional Topics, Much Attention Has Been Bestowed On Such Vital Issues As Teaching For Values, Scholastic Achievement, Adjustment, Disadvantaged Students, Discipline And Guidance Needs Related To Education. The Students Would Find The Discussion Stimulating And Useful.
This book introduces students of education to the elements of educational psychology. It also relates as closely as possible the findings of research to classroom practice. In order to make clear the fundamental processes involved in psychological development, the book starts with a study of the way in which the young child adapts its behaviour to its environment. This study considers some of the key aspects of physical development, mainly the central nervous system. At the same time the way physical growth and psychological development are influenced by the experience of the individual is also discussed. This discussion of development is followed by an examination of the processes of learning, with particular attention paid to the works of Piaget. The salient points of each chapter are brought together in a summary which may be used by the reader to obtain a preliminary overview of the content of the chapter, and as an aid to revision.
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.
Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
Educational Psychology, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of how key advances in social, developmental and cognitive psychology impact upon the role of educational psychologists working today. Written by leading researchers, the book also explores controversies and dilemmas in both research and practice, providing students with a balanced and cutting-edge introduction to both the field and the profession. Fully revised throughout, the new edition is written to encourage students to integrate their understanding of core psychological disciplines, as well as to consider what ‘evidence-based practice’ really means. Organized into two broad sections related to learning and behaviour, the book features a selection of vignettes from educational psychologists working in a range of contexts, as well as tasks and scenarios to support a problem-orientated approach to study. By integrating both research and everyday practice, the book is unique in engaging a critical appreciation of both the possibilities and limitations of educational psychology. It is the ideal book for any student wishing to engage with this important and evolving field of study.
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.