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. This book presents 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; and, also covers more complex topics such as intelligence, special educational needs, bullying, child abuse, gender, ethnicity, teacher expectations and assessment.It gives examples of practice across all four key stages and different school subjects. The book would form a suitable part of the government-led continuing professional development project: Excellence and Enjoyment - A Strategy for Primary Schools.
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.
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