Calling on international research, current educational initiatives, and work within the Barrow Education Action Zone (EAZ) and elsewhere, the authors set out to demonstrate that the inclusion and standards agendas can - and should - take with them the growing interest in the educational needs of gifted and talented pupils. The result is a short but comprehensive and fundamentally practical book, which will be of value to any school or LEA wishing to create and implement a dynamic, reflective and inclusive policy for gifted and talented pupils.
This multi-faceted volume:
highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t;
is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format;
is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced;
includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity.
The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue.
The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.
Examples reveal how teachers can transform the way education is understood in schools, by relating stories of how they learned about their own gifts and talents. The book explains recent key developments in multimedia representations of social and emotional aspects of learning. These permit the multi-sensory gifts and talents of individual learners to be recognised and developed within a process that enhances the emotionally literate space of enquiring classrooms.
Gifts, Talents and Education assumes a capability approach to human development which rests on enabling individuals to realise their gifts and talents within a co-created sense of the common good. The book offers values, skills and understanding as concepts that retain a direct connection with practice. The stories are grounded in the lives of practitioner researchers who show the lived meanings of these ideas as they are realised in practice, asking questions such as ‘how do I improve what I am doing?’ and ‘how do I live my values more fully in practice?’.
Core topics, including planning, inclusion, teaching, assessment and professional development, are tackled in an accessible and refreshing way, using key research informed evidence. The focus is relentlessly on 'learning' rather than performance, in order to support you becoming an excellent professional teacher, rather than a competent technician, who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools and policy. Think of this book as a temporary or additional mentor, challenging you with different ways of thinking about learning and providing strategies to guide your professional learning.
“It takes 10 years or more to begin to be a brain surgeon, but sometimes we get 1-3 years at most before we are allowed to work with children’s brains as teachers. So we need inspirational teachers and this is the focus of this compact, powerful and insightful book. It is wonderfully designed around five of the most critical dilemmas in our classrooms: belief vs. ability; autonomy vs. compliance; abstract vs. concrete; feedback vs. praise; and collaboration vs. competition. The power of the book is that it illustrates the new move to focus on learning power – and such a focus permits every student to become smarter through effort and deep practice as they struggle with the high-challenge learning activities – in the presence of inspirational, impactful and passionate teachers. The perfect book for those who want to make most of their opportunity to enhance students’ brain power.”
John Hattie, Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute
“Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [Peak]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—Fortune
Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.
“The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code
“Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein
Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in the same way that we train the family pet.
Since its publication in 1993, this groundbreaking book has persuaded countless parents, teachers, and managers that attempts to manipulate people with incentives may seem to work in the short run, but they ultimately fail and even do lasting harm. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Kohn demonstrates that we actually do inferior work when we are enticed with money, grades, or other incentives—and are apt to lose interest in whatever we were bribed to do.
Promising goodies to children for good behavior, meanwhile, can never produce anything more than temporary obedience. Even praise can become a verbal bribe that gets kids hooked on our approval.
Rewards and punishments are two sides of the same coin—and the coin doesn’t buy much. What is needed, Kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. Hence, he offers practical strategies for parents, teachers, and managers to replace carrots and sticks. Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument that is unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.
Key Features: Covers 10 core curriculum areas Features 2010 approved core standards Provides 300 test questions and answers Describes key terms and concepts Includes tables and charts to clarify information
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation is written by rehabilitation counselors and content experts well known in their field for teaching effectiveness, research, and scholarship. It is geared for master's and doctoral-level students in rehabilitation counseling, psychology and disability studies, as well as Licensed Professional Counselors. It will also be of value to master's-level students in their day-to-day preparation for individual classes in theory, assessment, and job placement.
Note: This book is not endorsed or in any other way supported by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)."
Cozolino provides a unique look inside the mind and heart of an experienced therapist. Readers will find an exciting and privileged window into the experience of the therapist who, like themselves, is just starting out. In addition, The Making of a Therapist contains the practical advice, common-sense wisdom, and self-disclosure that practicing professionals have found to be the most helpful during their own training.The first part of the book, 'Getting Through Your First Sessions,' takes readers through the often-perilous days and weeks of conducting initial sessions with real clients. Cozolino addresses such basic concerns as: Do I need to be completely healthy myself before I can help others? What do I do if someone comes to me with an issue or problem I can't handle? What should I do if I have trouble listening to my clients? What if a client scares me?The second section of the book, 'Getting to Know Your Clients,' delves into the routine of therapy and the subsequent stages in which you continue to work with clients and help them. In this context, Cozolino presents the notion of the 'good enough' therapist, one who can surrender to his or her own imperfections while still guiding the therapeutic relationship to a positive outcome.
The final section, 'Getting to Know Yourself,' goes to the core of the therapist's relation to him- or herself, addressing such issues as: How to turn your weaknesses into strengths, and how to deal with the complicated issues of pathological caretaking, countertransference, and self-care.Both an excellent introduction to the field as well as a valuable refresher for the experienced clinician, The Making of a Therapist offers readers the tools and insight that make the journey of becoming a therapist a rich and rewarding experience.
--Dr. Albert Mamary, former superintendent of schools, Johnson City, New York
— Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour
Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development.
Looking for an easily accessible overview of research methods inpsychology? This is the book for you! Whether you need to get aheadin class, you're pressed for time, or you just want a take on atopic that's not covered in your textbook, Research Methods inPsychology For Dummies has you covered.
Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-followinstruction, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of thesubject and tackles the fundamentals of psychology research in away that makes it approachable and comprehensible, no matter yourbackground. Inside, you'll find expert coverage of qualitative andquantitative research methods, including surveys, case studies,laboratory observations, tests and experiments—and muchmore.Serves as an excellent supplement to course textbooksProvides a clear introduction to the scientific methodPresents the methodologies and techniques used in psychologyresearchWritten by the authors of Psychology Statistics ForDummies
If you're a first or second year psychology student and want tosupplement your doorstop-sized psychology textbook—and boostyour chances of scoring higher at exam time—this hands-onguide breaks down the subject into easily digestible bits andpropels you towards success.
This book covers: research behind the limits of the human memory, the value of graphics, balancing activity with learning—and how to apply it to training practicesthe power of examples, practice, and feedbackbrand-new material on scenario-based learning and games.Whether you're a classroom instructor, developer of training materials, training manager, or designer of any form of learning, you’ll find your training will be vastly more effective when you base your methods on evidence.
Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches is a practical “how-to” guide that helps coaches use their leadership role to achieve optimal benefits for young athletes, both on and off the field/court.It is designed to help coaches create rewarding experiences for young athletes and provides specific behavioral guidelines that have proven to have positive, and lasting, effects. The authors address a wide range of everyday concerns including motivation, stress reduction, psychological skills, relations with parents, legal responsibilities, and other areas of importance to both coaches and athletes. Using clear examples and real stories, they help coaches hone their own skills so they can bring out the best in their young competitors – in sports and in life.
No coach should be without this essential guide, whose principles have been successfully applied and tested on thousands of coaches around the world.
The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love’s Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and provocative “tips for beginner therapists,” including:
•Let the patient matter to you
•Acknowledge your errors
•Create a new therapy for each patient
•Do home visits
•(Almost) never make decisions for the patient
•Freud was not always wrong
A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.
This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves.
Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.
EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament is an invaluable survival guide for HSTs, their loved ones and their families. It shows how to turn sensitivity into a gift for yourself and the world.
Richard Tedeschi, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
This authoritative guide to the EPPP provides an affordable, concise, and comprehensive review of core exam content and includes over 300 sample questions. The guide goes beyond merely “teaching the test” through rote memorization. Instead, it covers the eight content domains of the EPPP and their knowledge areas in a step-by-step, narrative, and review format. The book also includes contributions from the directors of top psychology training and internship programs in the United States. The combined approach of providing a comprehensive review from true content experts helps users gain the depth and breadth of knowledge required for passing the exam, and mirrors how doctoral-level courses are commonly taught.
The review gives test-takers an orientation to the EPPP by covering the development and format of the exam along with successful test-taking strategies. Chapters covering EPPP content domains each include a comprehensive review of the material, key points to remember, sample questions and answers, and recommended readings for more in-depth study. Reflecting the test’s presentation, chapter authors cover each subject domain according to the ASPPB’s EPPP Information for Candidates Guide. Chapters are written by clinical supervisors and faculty directly involved in training interns, residents, and fellows in psychology. In addition to sample exam questions with answers in each chapter, a bonus section of 100 questions gives readers practice in taking this high-stakes test.
Key Features:Presents an in-depth, comprehensive content review that goes beyond “teaching the test”Provides an affordable alternative to expensive EPPP preparation coursesWritten and edited by directors of the foremost training, internship, and postdoctoral fellowship programsIncludes key points to remember, sample questions and answers, and recommended readings in each chapterPresents over 300 sample questions and answers
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fifteen to twenty percent of our nation's children have readingdifficulties. Educational evalua-tors must be able to use progressmonitoring and diagnostic tools effectively to identify studentswho may be at risk, evaluate the effectiveness of school-widereading programs, and suggest interventions that will improvereading skills. Written from a strengths-based perspective,Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, andCognition is the first book of its kind to present aresearch-based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and orallanguage testing and assessment.
Author Melissa Lee Farrall explores the theoreticalunderpinnings of reading, language, and literacy, explains thebackground of debates surrounding these topics, and providesdetailed information and administration tips on the wide range ofreading inventories and standardized tests that may be used in areading psychoeducational assessment. With a focus on how to craftprofessional evaluation reports that illuminate a student'sstrengths—not just weaknesses—Reading Assessmentenables school psychologists and diagnosticians, readingspecialists, and special education professionals to conductevaluations and develop effective interdisciplinary remedialrecommendations and interventions.
Clear, engaging, and inviting, Reading Assessmentfeatures:
Case examples and practice exercises
Chapter-opening reviews of each theory
Strengths, weaknesses, and potential problems of tests and theirinterpretations
Chapter-ending review questions that foster skill developmentand critical thinking
Comprehensive information on more than 50 different assessmenttests
Reading Assessment is an invaluable resource that helpsprofessionals gain the knowledge and skills to confidentlyinterpret test results and prepare detailed and effectiveevaluation reports designed to meet each child's unique needs as alearner.
How do psychiatrists learn to do what they do? What is it like for psychiatrists to deal with people who are in emotional extremity? How does the choice between drug therapy and talk therapy, each of which requires very different skills, affect the way psychiatrists understand their patients? Boldly and with sharp insight, Luhrmann takes the reader into the world of young doctors in training.
At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMOs are forcing caregivers to take the pharmacological route, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the struggle -- do we treat people's brains or their minds? -- and allows us to see exactly what is at stake.
From the Hardcover edition.
In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act-both as parents and as members of society-to improve children's lives and to promote their happiness and learning.
Are we asking clients to fit into a box? Are we medicating symptoms that are really signals from our innate Truth pointing to what requires change? Is the US health care system excluding effective methods that can return clients to Authentic Living?
What if we helped clients discover who they really are?
This book is for practitioners who are truly interested in facilitating their clients to Live Authentically. It will challenge you to do the same. Your embodiment of the spirit of the work will open up a whole new way for facilitating change.
Somatic & Energetic Resourcing provides a wealth of tools for practitioners to use for themselves, and with clients, to discover Truth and build core stability. These tools begin a journey of discovery—the difference between ego/personality/false selves, and your Authentic Selves. They offer a way to assess and prepare your clients for trauma resolution work. They strengthen your relationship, create a more stable core sense of self, and provide your client tools for handling strong emotions that often emerge when using EMDR and other trauma resolution therapies.
I invite you to step out of the box, and be the model of Living Authentically™.
The Freedom Model debunks the addiction disease concept as well as the idea that “recovery” is needed after you’ve decided to abstain or moderate your use. Much of the content within the book may surprise you, maybe even shock you. For example:
- Did you know addiction IS NOT a disease?
- Did you know the brain disease theory is not based on sound science and is actually a myth?
- Did you know that addictions are habits, just like many other habits, and that as such are quite easy to break once you know the facts?
- Does your gut tell you that treatment is just another money grab from those who are vulnerable, and that something is drastically wrong with the rehab industry as a whole?
If so, you’d be right – rehabs don’t work, and The Freedom Model tells you exactly why and how this Western cultural institution came to gain such power over people’s lives. For those immersed in the 12 step culture or in the rehab culture, this book provides a path out of those institutions, and into a much more empowered state of mind.
Our experience of researching drug and alcohol use and helping thousands with these issues for more than 30 years tells us people desire to be completely free from addiction. They also want to be free from the idea of being “in recovery” just as much. Neither of these options: addiction or recovery – have held great favor with the masses. In fact, the vast majority of people with drug and alcohol problems (more than 90%) don’t go to treatment nor do they enter the subculture of “recovery.” They simply move past their addictions, and they do so without any treatment whatsoever. Did you know that? This is the great untold story in treatment circles, but one we unearth for your benefit. This fact alone demonstrates just how normal it is to break habits that we no longer want in our lives. Let’s face it, people desire freedom; freedom to choose their own direction; freedom to move past habits that have them feeling trapped and in pain; freedom from the addict and alcoholic identity; freedom from the limits of 12 step culture and the drug and alcohol rehabilitation industry; freedom to be happier; freedom to move on past the struggles and challenges of life. The Freedom Model guides the reader on this path by offering the opposite of the treatment industry’s empty promises – it offers real freedom!
The Freedom Model is an approach that deconstructs the construct of addiction and recovery and all that surrounds these beliefs. By doing so, you can be completely free to move on in your life without those constructs holding you back and keeping you needlessly trapped in an endless addiction/recovery/addiction cycle. The Freedom Model renders addiction and recovery as completely obsolete and unnecessary in both your personal life and as cultural constructs that keep the masses blind to the solutions that exist within the individual. While The Freedom Model is a book, it is the research and the message contained on those pages that are the real solution to an individual’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.
Reflecting the most recent and relevant findings regarding Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this Second Edition of Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood provides practitioners in the fields of education and mental health with a set of practical guidelines to assist in the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with LD and ADHD. The new edition includes:
An emphasis on working from strengths—adapting to disabilities and dealing with them successfully on a daily basis
New coverage of the causes and long-term implications of LD and ADHD in adolescents and adulthood
New chapters on treatment effectiveness; building resiliency and shaping mindsets; cognitive therapy; and strategic life coaching to help guide individuals with LD and ADHD
Contributions from leading researchers, including Noel Gregg, Russell Barkley, Kevin Antshel, and Nancy Mather
Drawing on evidence-based techniques to meet the pragmatic demands for intervention, the Second Edition guides school psychologists, counselors, and educators in promoting positive change for adolescents and adults with LD and ADHD as they strive for success in school, work, and home settings.
The book is divided into two sections. Section One, "Issues and Approaches in Teaching Introductory Psychology," contains 52 articles on critical issues, such as: how to approach the course; understanding students' interests, perceptions, and motives; students' existing knowledge of psychology (including their misconceptions); a comparison of introductory textbooks and tips on how to evaluate them; test questions and student factors affecting exam performance; an overview of different forms of feedback; giving extra credit; and how to deal with academic dishonesty.
Section Two consists of 37 articles that present demonstrations, class and laboratory projects, and other techniques to enhance teaching and learning in both the introductory, as well as advanced courses in the discipline. This section is organized so as to parallel the order of topics found in most introductory psychology textbooks.
Intended for academicians who teach the introductory psychology course and/or oversee grad assistants who teach the course, all royalties of the book go directly to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology to promote its activities to further improve the teaching of psychology.
TRAIN YOUR WILL is aimed not only at top athletes and sportsmen, but for all, who want to develop or even surpass themselves. The book is written with thoughts of you, who want to optimize your own performance, be it as a parent, athlete, executive or coach.
A stronger will make it easier to get rid of the habits and attitudes that stand in
the way of a better life. The will is therefore both a solution in itself and a tool to achieve anything you want. The will is a muscle and this book shows you how to train that muscle.
"In my experience, a strengthened will can change everything", writes
Erik Oestenkjaer. You too can start strengthening your will anytime, anywhere, and at any time and, any age.
After numerous attempts from multiple entities to remove this book from market due to the impact it can cause in the educational system, the Author decided to edit the first version, by expanding it in knowledge and new chapters, thus contributing to a better explanation of this topic.
This book summarizes the most important methods for someone to be able to increase its concentration levels and persist in learning.
Taking into account issues raised by numerous students with learning difficulties, but also students who wanted to become more efficient, the author was able to synthesize his direct experience with such individuals in order to make them more capable.
All students, without exception, that were observed applying the methods mentioned here in an integral way, managed to significantly prolong the period of their individual study, as well as maximize the efficiency of their results through a better understanding of the materials studied.
The strategy outlined here is based on a wide experience in both Europe and Asia, closely observing several programs for teaching and the behavior of students of different ages and regions of the world, from the most elemental till the University level, including Vocational Training. It’s also based on dozens of experiences that were as innovative as radical, namely, teaching, with success, the Chinese Language to Spanish children with seven years old in less than a year.
Having been an experienced Professor at four Universities and Director of Multinational Training Companies, where the Author conceived Training Plans, in addition to having a wide experience while a Psychopedagogue and Specialist in Learning Difficulties, but also as a Teacher in countless Schools in the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Mathematics and Physical Education, and also Martial Arts Instructor, the Author was able to synthesize a strategic model for the persistence in an activity that fits into any area of knowledge.
The analysis includes students of different ages and social strata, from different cultural backgrounds and countries, and, on the basis of all this research, it was possible to prove that, even if these methods are implemented purely in the transmission of knowledge, the degree of concentration may be increased up to four to six times higher when compared to their previous normal state.
The method here exposed allows maintaining the concentration while learning up to eight hours or more, at the expense of the two hours maximum to which the student would normally be accustomed.
The entire work focuses on integral elements in the process of increasing concentration, being that they complement one another.
It’s not just the description of a working strategy but one that enables a student to be indefinitely, and in any context, persistent and maintaining high levels of concentration.
Above all, it’s the same method that allows the Author of this work to publish it as the twenty-fifth among more than 100 in just five years, compose and publish 138 songs in less than three years, as well as read works of countless other Authors during more than 12 hours in a row, or even write during more than 20 hours without breaks and finish books in less than three hours, always with high analytical capacity in all cases.
What is written here is not just about methods applied to others, but also proven and experienced by the Author himself, summarizing a life of results implicit in his, admittedly extraordinary, biography, whose wide appreciation and acceptance at global level speaks for itself.
Federal Narcotics Laws and the War on Drugs examines our current anti-drug programs and policies, explains why they have failed, and presents a plan to fix them. Author Thomas C. Rowe, who has been educating college students on recreational drug use for nearly 30 years, exposes the truth about anti-drug programs he believes were conceived in ignorance of the drugs themselves and motivated by racial/cultural bias. This powerful book advocates a shift in federal spending to move funds away from the failed elements of the “war on drugs” toward policies with a more realistic chance to succeed—the drug courts, education, and effective treatment.
Common myths and misconceptions about drugs have produced anti-drug programs that don’t work, won’t work, and waste millions of dollars. Federal Narcotics Laws and the War on Drugs looks at how—and why—this has happened and what can be done to correct it. The book is divided into “How did we get into this mess?” which details the history of anti-narcotic legislation, how drug agencies evolved, and the role played by Harry Anslinger, Commissioner of the United States Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962; “What works and what doesn’t work,” which looks at the failure of interdiction efforts and the negative consequences that have resulted with a particular focus on the problems of prisons balanced against the drug court system; and a third section that serves as an overview of various recreational drugs, considers arguments for and against drug legalization, and offers suggestions for more effective methods than our current system allows.
Federal Narcotics Laws and the War on Drugs also examines:
the creation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
current regulations and structures
current federal sentencing guidelines
current state of the courts and the prison system
mandatory sentencing and what judges think
interdiction for heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, and marijuana
early education efforts
the DARE program
drug use trends
drug treatment models
the debate over legalizationFederal Narcotics Laws and the War on Drugs also includes several appendices of federal budget figures, cocaine and heroin purity and price, and federal bureau of prisons statistics. This unique book is required reading for anyone concerned about the drug problem in the United States and what is—and isn’t—being done to correct it.
As in the previous Australasian edition, Educational Psychology 3e continues to emphasise the educational implications and applications of child development, cognitive science, learning and teaching. Recurring themes throughout the text include ideas about education; social and socio-cultural aspects of education; schools, families and community; development, learning and curriculum; and effective teaching.
Author Kay Margetts incorporates Australasian perspectives and applications using the work of Australasian researchers and teachers. Numerous examples, case studies, guidelines and practical tips from experienced teachers are used in the text to explore the connections between knowledge, understanding and practice.
In an age when teams have become critical to successful problem solving, Adaption-Innovation (A-I) theory is a model in this field, which aims to increase collaboration and reduce conflict within groups. A-I Theory and associated inventory (KAI) have been extensively researched and are increasingly used to assist teambuilding and personnel management.
In the context of the management of diversity and change, Dr Kirton outlines the central concepts of the theory, including the processes of problem solving, decision making and creativity as well as explanatory concepts such as the paradox of structure; coping behaviour; the distinction between how teams collaborate on the common task and how teams manage their own diversity.
In addition, Dr Kirton focuses on the positive side of managing a wide diversity within teams that has the potential to lead to the highest levels of problem solving, creativity and effective management of change. The book offers practical information for those helping diverse teams succeed in today's demanding climate. In this fresh context, leadership theory is explored, suggesting a new and interesting approach in use of different styles.
For those working with diverse, problem solving teams managing complex change, this is a must have book. It will appeal to a broad range of people, from practitioners such as human resource managers, psychologists, business consultants, and group trainers, to academics studying and doing research in disciplines such as psychology, business, management, sociology, education and politics and the practical use of the hard sciences.
*This reprint contains some new insights by Dr. Kirton into the theory. A small number of critical key changes have been made: a new diagram showing the difference between decision making and problem solving; some tightening of some sentences to show that leadership style should be treated as roles; the addition of the Glossary of Terms.
Drawing on the work of Galton, Pearson, Burt, Goddard, Terman and others in his search for the truth about intelligence testing, John White looks at the personal histories and socialised religious backgrounds of these key psychologists and casts an entirely new light on schooling in Britain and the USA in modern times. This work also shows how we can transcend this heritage and base our educational system on values and practices more in tune with the twenty-first century.
The Teaching of Psychology also features: Biographies of Bill McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer Fourteen chapters written by leading authorities in the teaching of psychology, which provide overviews of the latest psychological research and theories in effective college and university teaching. These chapters cover lecturing, classroom presence, using humor in teaching, pedagogy, advising, teaching critical thinking, writing, and technology, and training graduate students to teach Useful advice to new teachers and seasoned veterans, including qualities of master teachers, understanding the many facets of working within the academy, and teaching with technology Insights into teaching specific courses within the psychology curriculum, including the history of psychology, biological psychology, statistics and research methods, learning, social psychology, personality, psychology of women, cross-cultural psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, psychology of religion, and environmental psychology A closing section containing Bill McKeachie's and Charles L. Brewer's perspectives into the teaching of psychology and its history, highlights, and future.
This book is intended for academic psychologists who teach and/or train graduate assistants to teach at the college and university level. All royalities from this book will be donated to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), which each year sponsors many activities across the country to promote the teaching of psychology.
Areas covered include:
- the self, self-esteem, and self-esteem enhancement
- intelligence, learning styles and educational attainment
- positive teaching, co-operative learning and assertive discipline
- special educational needs
- preventing and countering bullying and cyber-bullying
- dealing with prejudice
- stress and stress management
This detailed text will be vital reading for all those studying psychology and applied psychology in primary and secondary teaching degree programmes. Constant links between theory and practice also make it a valuable read for practitioners reflecting on their approach to common classroom scenarios.
Stephen James Minton is a lecturer in Psychology of Education at Trinity College Dublin.
You can find the exact energy-starter for many different situations. It's a "feel-good" book! A MUST for any type group leader - from Scouts to College.
To enhance accessibility, each contributor addresses common themes:Opening case studies dramatically illustrate the human cost of abuse and neglect Empirically driven estimates of the scope of problem to better understand who is at risk and why Empirically driven testing of interventions to maximize effectiveness of programs How current research compares to public perception and the impact on public policy The worldwide problem of violence against children Evidence-based recommendations for reducing violence against children.
The book opens with a review of the history of the problem, the methodological approaches used to study it, and current "best practice" prevention strategies. The methods used to identify peer victims are then explored. Next child eyewitness memory is examined including the most effective techniques for maximizing the retrieval of information. This is followed by the research on missing and abducted children including the effectiveness of recovery programs such as supermarket campaigns and forensic age profiles. Next how the Internet is used in the victimization of children is explored including tips to help protect children online. Public attitudes toward sex offender registration laws are then reviewed followed by vulnerabilities that include genetic, neuropsychological, temperamental, cognitive, perceptual and social factors. International perspectives on protecting children from violence and global health inequities are then addressed. The book concludes with recommendations for future research.
Contributors are noted scholars from a broad range of disciplines. As such, the book appeals to researchers and advanced students in developmental, counseling, clinical, cognitive, evolutionary, and social psychology, as well as sociology, social work, criminal justice, education, and law enforcement.