Why Do Teachers Need to Know About Psychology? : Strengthening Professional Identity and Well-Being

Monsen, Jeremy and Woolfson, Lisa Marks and Boyle, James, eds. (2021) Why Do Teachers Need to Know About Psychology? : Strengthening Professional Identity and Well-Being. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781350084865 (In Press)

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Abstract

As a teacher, what are my personal, social and emotional responsibilities in supporting pupils with psychological development? Psychology has underpinned educational practice since its inception but understanding what that means in practical terms for educational settings today can seem bewildering. The team draw upon the whole field, covering not only developmental, health, and educational/child psychology, but also organisational and counselling perspectives. Drawing on examples from rural early years settings to large urban secondary schools, this book looks at how psychology can support your teaching practice. It does this by looking at different situations within a teacher's roles and responsibilities, and what this also means for understanding their professional identity. Expertly crafted by Jeremy Monsen, Lisa Marks Woolfson and James Boyle, bringing together the expertise of a team of practitioners and psychologists, this book draws together the latest research and current practice. The team also support you to consider and develop your own views, beliefs and values and explores why it is your responsibility as an educator to make use of psychology not only to ensure the best possible opportunities for children and young people, but also for your own growth in your professional journey.