Educational Psychology: Constructing Learning 6e sets the standard for educational psychology texts in Australia and New Zealand, with its comprehensive, authoritative and research-based coverage of the subject.
This edition includes completely updated content to reflect recent advances in the discipline, including revised theory into practice features from 39 international developmental psychologists. The author has retained the constructivist approach that made previous editions so engaging and relevant to student teachers, and content has been constructed around the new Australian Profession Standards for Teachers.
Theory and Research into Practice: Thirty-nine preeminent researchers from Australia, the United States, New Zealand and Asia contribute their research interests and the applied value of their research to educational settings. These present cutting-edge information on a range of essential topics for educators. Each ‘Theory and Research into Practice’ section concludes with a number of recommended readings as well as several activities to engage students actively. The ‘Theory and Research into Practice’ features may be used to extend students’ knowledge and as exercises for assessment.
Thematic sections: The text is divided into three main sections: stimulating effective learning, managing effective learning, and understanding developmental needs of children and effective teaching and learning.
Chapter contents: Chapters are structured around core learning outcomes which can be used to measure mastery of the content.
Learner-centred Psychological Principles: These boxes present key psychological principles drawn from research that should guide effective teaching and learning.
Essentials of . . . : These tables summarise the practical implications of key topics from both teacher and learner perspectives. They provide practical guides for effective classroom practices and also help to clarify the relevance and importance of theory.
Teacher’s case book: Selected case studies, drawn from the National Competency Framework for Beginning Teaching and produced by the Australian Teaching Council, provide an authentic view of teacher–student interactions in real educational settings.
Australian Teaching Standards: The new standards are introduced throughout the text and related to teaching and learning. A pull-out card with the complete list of standards is bound into the text for students to refer to, aiding in a deeper understanding of the standards and how they apply to educational psychology.
New to this Edition
- Fully revised learning objectives for each chapter
- Chapters are now structured by the new Australian Professional Standards for teachers
- Text features a pull-out card listing all of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for students to access and refer to with ease
- Brand new Australian images have replaced 90% of older images throughout the text
- Inclusion of two new topics in the ‘Theory and Research into Practice’ feature: Academic Emotions (Chapter 3) and Dyslexia (Chapter 8)
- Inclusion of Bronfenbrenner’s Social Ecology theory
- Updated recommended readings throughout
- Updated citations throughout
About the Author
Dennis M. McInerney is Chair Professor of Educational Psychology and Associate Vice-President (Research and Development) at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
Part 1 Stimulating effective learning
CHAPTER 1 Effective teaching and learning 2
CHAPTER 2 Developmental theories and effective learning 38
CHAPTER 3 Intelligence and effective learning 76
CHAPTER 4 Information processing and effective learning 108
CHAPTER 5 Discovery, metacognition and effective learning 148
CHAPTER 6 Learning theory,social cognitive theory and effective teaching 170
Part 2 Managing effective learning
CHAPTER 7 Motivation for effective learning: Cognitive perspectives 208
CHAPTER 8 Special needs and effective learning 248
CHAPTER 9 Cultural dimensions of effective learning 288
CHAPTER 10 Measurement and evaluation for effective learning 314
Part 3 understanding developmental needs of children and effective teaching and learning
CHAPTER 11 Learning and physical/motor development 354
CHAPTER 12 Personal development and effective learning 380
CHAPTER 13 Social, emotional and moral development 410
CHAPTER 14 Information and communication technologies:
Transforming learning and teaching