This text adopts a developmental perspective to examine key concepts and issues in educational psychology, catering for those who are planning to work with any age range from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. It broadly covers the key theories and concepts in educational psychology.
This text adopts a developmental perspective to examine key concepts and issues in educational psychology, catering for those who are planning to work with any age range from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. It broadly covers the key theories and concepts in educational psychology in a clear, student-friendly style. In this third edition, the growing areas of motivation and engagement in learning, classroom management, assessment for learning and student social relationships are covered in greater depth. The text positions current research alongside traditional theories to provide a clear framework of theory and evidence that supports modern educational practices.
Dr Anne McMaugh is a Lecturer of Educational Psycholgoy in the School of Education, Macquarie University. Anne currently teaches in educational psychology, child development, social development and inclusive education. In addition Anne has teaching experience in both primary and secondary schools and has conducted research in school, hospital and community education settings. Professor Kerri-Lee Krause is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Western Sydney. She works with colleagues to enhance the quality of learning, teaching and academic quality across the University. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on the contemporary undergraduate student experience and implications for the quality of learning and teaching in universities. Her research expertise spans broadly across higher education policy areas, with a focus on the changing student experience, the evolving nature of academic work and implications for quality and standards in higher education. Dr Sandra Bochner
is an Honorary Associate (formerly Associate Professor) at the Australian Centre of Educational Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney and has over 40 years' experience teaching and researching in the area of educational psychology and child development. Sandra's specific interests include the early development of children with developmental delay and those at risk of difficulties in learning, particularly in aspects of language development. She has previously convened large introductory teaching units in educational psychology and has published widely in the field of special education. Dr Sue Duchesne is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong and coordinates the teacher education programs at the University of Wollongong's Bega Campus. She has experience teaching in primary and secondary schools, as well as in the tertiary sector, and currently lectures in educational psychology, child development and pedagogy.