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Psychology in the Classroom : A Teacher's Guide to What Works

Smith, Marc and Firth, Jonathan William (2018) Psychology in the Classroom : A Teacher's Guide to What Works. Routledge. ISBN 9781138059696

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Abstract

Psychology in the Classroom provides a thorough grounding in the key principles of psychology and explores how they can be applied to teaching and learning. It draws on both classic and cutting-edge research, offering practical advice on commonly overlooked or misunderstood concepts that contribute to positive academic outcomes. It aims to show the value of psychology in enabling teachers to make and justify everyday classroom decisions. Each chapter highlights key areas of research and discusses how lesson planning and material design can be informed by the psychological concepts presented. It covers core areas essential for improving learning, including memory and understanding, creativity, independent learning, and cognition. Written by experienced classroom practitioners who are experts in the field of psychology and with an emphasis on understanding the theories and evidence behind human behaviour, it guides critical reflection on and changes to classroom practice.