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See below for a selection of the latest books from Educational psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Educational psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Educational psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools A Guide for Counselors, Administrators, and Educators

Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools A Guide for Counselors, Administrators, and Educators

This book examines the cumulative effects of working with high trauma populations as they pertain to education settings. The text incorporates current research, anecdotal stories, and workbook pages to properly inform practitioners on how to identify and employ protective practices when it comes to burnout and compassion fatigue. Education professionals who are already overburdened with an overwhelming number of job-related tasks can find themselves depleted due to their care and concern for their most vulnerable students. As a result, educators experience the physical and emotional symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue. Appropriate for both young and experienced educators, this important text provides a clear and concise approach to the topic of burnout and compassion fatigue that engages the reader in a journey of self-reflection, highlighting potential signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as examining how the school environment and individual characteristics might collide to put educators at risk. Most importantly, this book provides guidance and resources to assist educators in implementing both individual and organizational practices that promote long-term resilience and self-care. To be at their most effective, educators must be able to care for themselves while also caring for their students.

Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools A Guide for Counselors, Administrators, and Educators

Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools A Guide for Counselors, Administrators, and Educators

Author: Alison (Westminster College, USA) Dubois, Molly A. (Slippery Rock University, USA) Mistretta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

This book examines the cumulative effects of working with high trauma populations as they pertain to education settings. The text incorporates current research, anecdotal stories, and workbook pages to properly inform practitioners on how to identify and employ protective practices when it comes to burnout and compassion fatigue. Education professionals who are already overburdened with an overwhelming number of job-related tasks can find themselves depleted due to their care and concern for their most vulnerable students. As a result, educators experience the physical and emotional symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue. Appropriate for both young and experienced educators, this important text provides a clear and concise approach to the topic of burnout and compassion fatigue that engages the reader in a journey of self-reflection, highlighting potential signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as examining how the school environment and individual characteristics might collide to put educators at risk. Most importantly, this book provides guidance and resources to assist educators in implementing both individual and organizational practices that promote long-term resilience and self-care. To be at their most effective, educators must be able to care for themselves while also caring for their students.

Social Goals in the Classroom Findings on Student Motivation and Peer Relations

Social Goals in the Classroom Findings on Student Motivation and Peer Relations

Author: Martin H. Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Social Goals in the Classroom is the first volume to comprehensively examine the variety of students' non-academic goals and motivations within the classroom. Each expertly written chapter defines and investigates a particular aspect of students' social objectives before addressing related findings on academic performance, interpersonal outcomes, and directions for future research. Presented in three succinct and comprehensive parts, this book reviews, expands upon, and theoretically synthesizes current research on the many different social goals to offer readers a thorough understanding of non-academic desires and their consequences on learners' educational experiences. Situated in evidence-based theory as well as real-world contexts such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social media, this insightful collection-ideal for graduate students, teachers, and researchers-explores how students' social motives influence their academic performance and peer relationships.

Social Goals in the Classroom Findings on Student Motivation and Peer Relations

Social Goals in the Classroom Findings on Student Motivation and Peer Relations

Author: Martin H. Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Social Goals in the Classroom is the first volume to comprehensively examine the variety of students' non-academic goals and motivations within the classroom. Each expertly written chapter defines and investigates a particular aspect of students' social objectives before addressing related findings on academic performance, interpersonal outcomes, and directions for future research. Presented in three succinct and comprehensive parts, this book reviews, expands upon, and theoretically synthesizes current research on the many different social goals to offer readers a thorough understanding of non-academic desires and their consequences on learners' educational experiences. Situated in evidence-based theory as well as real-world contexts such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social media, this insightful collection-ideal for graduate students, teachers, and researchers-explores how students' social motives influence their academic performance and peer relationships.

The Role of an Education Assistant Supporting Inclusion

The Role of an Education Assistant Supporting Inclusion

Author: Mary Harber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

A ground-breaking new textbook, The Role of an Education Assistant offers guidance and insight to students who are learning about the growing and complex role of education assistants. This includes how to support academic, social, inclusive, and independent learning environments in schools and collaborate with parents and teachers in the planning and evaluation of student progress. Divided into four sections, this text addresses education assistant professional standards, mental health and wellness, culture and diversity, and the challenge of supporting all students in the classroom. Professionals and scholars contribute to research, anecdotes, practical insights from the field, and discussion questions to encourage student reflection and professional preparation. Offering practical guidance for inter-professional collaboration and inclusive education, this seminal text will prepare students in education studies, education assistant programs, and early childhood education for rewarding careers in the industry. Features begins with an introduction from editors who have decades of combined professional experience in child and youth social work, as educators in inclusive environments, and as university and college instructors provides a Canada-wide perspective from both accomplished scholars and experienced professionals covers the large scope of student learning stages, from early years, through adolescence, to adulthood highlights the changing and broadening expectations of education assistants and offers relevant guidance on how to meet diverse needs in modern classrooms

Child Development and Education in the Twenty-First Century

Child Development and Education in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2019

This book provides an in-depth understanding of how children's development at different stages of their lives interfaces with the kind of education and support they need at school and home. It examines closely how education, in turn, influences their development and prepares them for an uncertain future. The chapters focus on the rapid developments of the 21st century that are changing the nature of education, especially the shift needed to being able to sift through and meaningfully deal with overwhelming volumes of information now available. This book helps readers understand how children can benefit from the digital environment while avoiding its pitfalls. Keeping in mind that in today's world parents are getting to spend less time with their children, the authors provide research-backed ideas on how they can best enable children's development, including their thoughts, feelings and notions of self. Given the increasing disparities, there is a perceptive analysis of how education can build an awareness of equity in a context marked by diversity and disadvantage. This book addresses issues such as these in a reliable, scholarly yet accessible manner, for students, young researchers and lay readers. Consequently, it is a valuable source of fundamental insights and understanding for educators, policy-makers, educational administrators and students of human and child development, education, and teacher training courses.

Reconstructing Agency in Developmental and Educational Psychology Inclusive Systems as Concentric Space

Reconstructing Agency in Developmental and Educational Psychology Inclusive Systems as Concentric Space

Author: Paul (Dublin City University, Ireland) Downes Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2019

This book reconstructs the foundations of developmental and educational psychology and fills an important gap in the field by arguing for a specific spatial turn so that human growth, experience and development focus not only on time but space. This regards space not simply as place. Highlighting concrete cross-cultural relational spaces of concentric and diametric spatial systems, the book argues that transition between these systems offers a new paradigm for understanding agency and inclusion in developmental and educational psychology, and for relating experiential dimensions to causal explanations. The chapters examine key themes for developing concentric spatial systemic responses in education, including school climate, bullying, violence, early school leaving prevention and students' voices. Moreover, the book proposes an innovative framework of agency as movement between concentric and diametric spatial relations for a reconstruction of resilience. This model addresses the vital neglected issue of resistance to sheer cultural conditioning and goes beyond the foundational ideas of Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, as well as Vygotsky, Skinner, Freud, Massey, Bruner, Gestalt and postmodern psychology to reinterpret them in dynamic spatial systemic terms. Written by an internationally renowned expert, this book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the areas of educational and developmental psychology, as well as related areas such as personality theory, health psychology, social work, teacher education and anthropology.

Assessment in Practice Explorations in Identity, Culture, Policy and Inclusion

Assessment in Practice Explorations in Identity, Culture, Policy and Inclusion

Author: Alicia Curtin, Kathy Hall, Kevin Cahill, Dan O'Sullivan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Assessment in Practice explores timely and important questions in relation to assessment. By examining the relationship between identity, culture, policy and inclusion, the book investigates the conflicted and fractured battleground of assessment, and challenges current and practiced understandings of assessment practice. The authors encourage the reader to reconceptualise assessment as a sociocultural practice. Each chapter studies a key theme in the understanding of assessment policy and practice from a sociocultural perspective and provides questions to prompt reflection on the key assessment concepts outlined in the book. Using culture as both a lens and analytic tool, the chapters examine topics such as The social order of assessment, how assessment works in the world and how learning could be assessed Perspectives on social justice and assessment, with a particular focus on social class and other potential inequalities on the experiences of assessment for young people Discussions of ability and the assessment of students with special education needs as well as the role of inclusivity in assessment practice Written by leading academics from University College Cork, the third volume in the successful Routledge Current Debates in Educational Psychology series is an essential read for researchers and postgraduate students in educational research and education psychology.

Assessment in Practice Explorations in Identity, Culture, Policy and Inclusion

Assessment in Practice Explorations in Identity, Culture, Policy and Inclusion

Author: Alicia Curtin, Kathy Hall, Kevin Cahill, Dan O'Sullivan Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Assessment in Practice explores timely and important questions in relation to assessment. By examining the relationship between identity, culture, policy and inclusion, the book investigates the conflicted and fractured battleground of assessment, and challenges current and practiced understandings of assessment practice. The authors encourage the reader to reconceptualise assessment as a sociocultural practice. Each chapter studies a key theme in the understanding of assessment policy and practice from a sociocultural perspective and provides questions to prompt reflection on the key assessment concepts outlined in the book. Using culture as both a lens and analytic tool, the chapters examine topics such as The social order of assessment, how assessment works in the world and how learning could be assessed Perspectives on social justice and assessment, with a particular focus on social class and other potential inequalities on the experiences of assessment for young people Discussions of ability and the assessment of students with special education needs as well as the role of inclusivity in assessment practice Written by leading academics from University College Cork, the third volume in the successful Routledge Current Debates in Educational Psychology series is an essential read for researchers and postgraduate students in educational research and education psychology.

Visuospatial Processing for Education in Health and Natural Sciences

Visuospatial Processing for Education in Health and Natural Sciences

Author: Juan C. Castro-Alonso Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Visuospatial processing is key to learn and perform professionally in the domains of health and natural sciences. As such, there is accumulating research showing the importance of visuospatial processing for education in diverse health sciences (e.g., medicine, anatomy, surgery) and in many natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, geology). In general, visuospatial processing is treated separately as (a) spatial ability and (b) working memory with visuospatial stimuli. This book attempts to link these two research perspectives and present visuospatial processing as the cognitive activity of two components of working memory (mostly the visuospatial sketch pad, and also the central executive), which allows to perform in both spatial ability and working memory tasks. Focusing on university education in the fields of health sciences and natural sciences, the chapters in this book describe the abilities of mental rotation, mental folding, spatial working memory, visual working memory, among others, and how different variables affect them. Some of these variables, thoroughly addressed in the book, are sex (gender), visualizations, interactivity, cognitive load, and embodiment. The book concludes with a chapter presenting VAR, a battery of computer-based tests to measure different tasks entailing visuospatial processing. With contributions by top educational psychologists from around the globe, this book will be of interest to a broad array of readers across the disciplines.

Psychology and Adult Learning The Role of Theory in Informing Practice

Psychology and Adult Learning The Role of Theory in Informing Practice

Author: Mark Tennant, Mark Tennant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

The fourth edition of Psychology and Adult Education has been thoroughly updated to encompass shifts in the concerns of adult educators as they respond to changing global social and economic concerns. It examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and explores the seminal traditions of key psychological theories as well as discussing issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. Providing a thoughtful and accessible approach to understanding self and personal change in adult education, and with a new emphasis on diversity, this new edition has been revised and updated in light of the impact of globalising processes, the emphasis on diversity among educators, developments in cognitive neuroscience, the impact of social media, and the theoretical move away from `grand theory'. It examines the formation of identities, and places increased emphasis on how a conception of selfhood lies at the heart of teaching adults. Considering adult learning in a variety of contexts, topics covered include: * Humanistic psychology * Selfhood in the adult years * The relevance of neuroscience * Adult intelligence and cognition * Behaviourism * Group learning * Transformative learning Psychology and Adult Learning examines the psychological dimension of adult education work by analysing and critiquing key psychological theories that have informed our understanding. It is essential reading for all those who seek a critical account of how psychology informs contemporary adult education theory and practice.

Psychology and Adult Learning The Role of Theory in Informing Practice

Psychology and Adult Learning The Role of Theory in Informing Practice

Author: Mark Tennant, Mark Tennant Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

The fourth edition of Psychology and Adult Education has been thoroughly updated to encompass shifts in the concerns of adult educators as they respond to changing global social and economic concerns. It examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and explores the seminal traditions of key psychological theories as well as discussing issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. Providing a thoughtful and accessible approach to understanding self and personal change in adult education, and with a new emphasis on diversity, this new edition has been revised and updated in light of the impact of globalising processes, the emphasis on diversity among educators, developments in cognitive neuroscience, the impact of social media, and the theoretical move away from `grand theory'. It examines the formation of identities, and places increased emphasis on how a conception of selfhood lies at the heart of teaching adults. Considering adult learning in a variety of contexts, topics covered include: * Humanistic psychology * Selfhood in the adult years * The relevance of neuroscience * Adult intelligence and cognition * Behaviourism * Group learning * Transformative learning Psychology and Adult Learning examines the psychological dimension of adult education work by analysing and critiquing key psychological theories that have informed our understanding. It is essential reading for all those who seek a critical account of how psychology informs contemporary adult education theory and practice.