Educational Psychology by Sandra Bochner

Educational Psychology

Sandra Bochner, Sue Duchesne, Anne McMaugh and Kerri-Lee Krause
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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.

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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.

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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 coordinates the teacher education program at the University of Wollongong's Bega Campus. Sue has teaching experience in primary and secondary schools, as well as in the tertiary sector. She currently lectures in educational psychology, sociology, quality teaching and pedagogy. Her research interests include parent involvement in schooling, the roles of peers in language learning and teacher education, with a particular interest in partnerships. Dr Anne McMaugh is a Lecturer in the School of Education, Australian Centre for Educational Studies at Macquarie University. Anne teaches in child development, educational psychology, special education and pedagogy, with a focus on childhood social development. Her research interests encompass child and adolescent education and development, with a focus on developmental and educational experiences of children with disability and chronic health conditions. Anne is also an Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Vice President of the NSW Institute for Educational Research.

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