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Teaching and Learning: Lessons from Psychology

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1487-5
312 pages
December 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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Drawing on educational and psychological research and adhering closely to QTS standards, trainee teachers will find this easy-to-read book an invaluable guide to child psychology and the psychology of teaching.

  • a realistic and in-depth account of different kinds of learning;
  • summarises reliable knowledge about how teaching can aid learning in schools;
  • addresses issues of interest to all teachers – including the repertoire of teaching, the main phases of learning, the classroom environment, keeping order, and lesson planning – in a practical and accessible manner;
  • also covers more complex topics such as intelligence, special educational needs, bullying, child abuse, gender, ethnicity, teacher expectations and assessment;
  • gives examples of practice across all four key stages and different school subjects;
  • would form a suitable part of the government-led continuing professional development project: Excellence and Enjoyment - A Strategy for Primary Schools.
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Foreword – Ted Wragg.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I Beginning to Teach.

1. The Repertoire of Teaching.

2. Learning and Task Demands.

3. Classrooms as Environments for Learning.

4. The Management of Order.

5. Lesson Design.

Part II The Psychology of Human Learning and Motivation.

6. Intuitive Learning.

7. Innate Capacities and Cultural Learning.

8. The Challenge of Deliberate Learning.

9. Human Motivation.

10. Influencing Student Motivation.

11. The Developing Mind.

12. Individual Differences.

Part III Extending Teaching.

13. Special Educational Needs, Bullying and Child Abuse.

14. Gender and Ethnicity.

15. Assessment for Learning.

16. Developing as a Professional Teacher.

Glossary.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

References.

Index

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Richard Fox recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Exeter, and co-edited Teaching and Learning: The Essential Readings (Blackwell, 2002) with Charles Desforges.
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  • tells the trainee teacher all they need to know about child psychology and the psychology of teaching;
  • adheres closely to the QTS standards;
  • addresses issues of interest to all teachers – including the repertoire of teaching, the main phases of learning, the classroom environment, keeping order, and lesson planning – in a practical and accessible manner;
  • also covers more complex topics such as intelligence, special educational needs, bullying, child abuse, gender, ethnicity, teacher expectations and assessment;
  • gives examples of practice across all four key stages and different school subjects;
  • would form a suitable part of the government-led continuing professional development project: Excellence and Enjoyment - A Strategy for Primary Schools.
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"Fox's clear and accessible writing weaves together the worlds of psychology and the classroom. Any teacher who has paused to wonder about students' thoughts, feelings or behaviours will find enrichment in this book." Jon Scaife, Coordinator, Educational and Professional Studies (PGCE), University of Sheffield

"Richard Fox has written a fine book – clear in presentation, wide in scope, deep in understanding. It is rare to find educational theory and practice brought so effectively together. Do read this book if you care about the experiences of children and teachers in our schools." Professor Margaret Donaldson, Edinburgh University and author, Human Minds


"A fascinating, practical book, challenging much accepted wisdom, which helped me to question my own assumptions about learning and teaching. Should be on every teacher’s reading list." Victoria Bentata, Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School, Oxfordshire

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