Learning and teaching is an integrated process, and theory and practice cannot be separated.
Educational Psychology 4e incorporates Australasian perspectives and applications using the work of Australasian researchers and teachers.
Taking an applied approach, this edition continues to emphasise the educational implications and applications of child development, cognitive science, learning and teaching.
Numerous examples, case studies, guidelines and practical tips from experienced teachers are used in the text to explore the connections between knowledge, understanding and practice.
Features and Benefits
- Each chapter opens with a Teachers’ casebook, which comprises:
- Check yourself questions prompt students to review and apply knowledge about topics covered in previous sectionsStop/Think/Write provides opportunities for further reflection on key topics
- A Summary of the main ideas addresses key concepts for each of the Check yourself questions that have been posed throughout the chapter, including a list of the Key Terms for each topic
- Useful websites are provided for students interested in following up issues raised in the chapter
- Related topics provides a quick reference for links to other chapters
- What would you say? feature poses questions teachers might use during job interviews and allows opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and understanding to practical situations
- What would you do? scenario and accompanying Critical thinking questions and Collaboration tasks.
- The scenarios provide examples of real-life classroom or school situations related to the topics and information presented in the chapter.
- NEW! What would they do? feature provides responses from experienced teachers to the scenario featured at the start of the chapter
Other features throughout the chapters:
- Guidelines – teaching tips and practical suggestions or examples based on the theory and research discussion on the chapter. They provide a needed bridge between knowledge and practice
- Point/Counterpoint – examines 2 contrasting perspectives on an important question or controversy related to research or practice in educational psychology
- Connect and extend – located in the margin, link content to teaching, research and other chapters in the text
- Stories of learning/Tributes to teaching – contains a brief story about how a teacher made a difference in the life of a student
- Reaching every student – provides ideas for assessing, teaching and motivating students