Educational Psychology, 2nd Australian Edition

ISBN: 9780730315469

Building on the success of the first edition, Educational Psychology, Second Australian Edition, draws together the pre-eminent academic voices in Australia’s educational psychology landscape. The culmination of the authors’ knowledge, hands-on experience and insight will help you, as a pre-service teacher, develop a framework to implement teaching strategies that promote students’ learning, development and potential.


Educational Psychology, Second Australian Edition, prepares you for your profession in teaching by encouraging reflective practice and critical thinking in a jargon-free, accessible learning design. It helps inform the ‘prac’ teaching experience with extensive lesson plan analysis and hones developing skills with thought-provoking questions and activities.


  • Clear description of the theoretical principles in psychology that have relevance for education, along with an analysis of their current research support.
  • Practical guidance about how to link theory and practice in the context of classrooms.
  • Learning tools to help pre-service teachers develop skills they can build on throughout their teaching careers.
Angela M. O’Donnell
Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Dr Eva Dobozy is a lecturer in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University in Perth. With more than 20 years experience in education, first as an early childhood/primary teacher and then as a lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate teacher education studies, she has developed a special interest in the theory and practice of children’s rights in education and ‘e-inclusion’. In recognition of the uniqueness and currency of her research focus and her ability to generate new knowledge about the day-to-day realities of children and teachers in schools, she is a winner of the prestigious Early Career Award from the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research. Eva is the chief investigator of the project: ‘Beyond Vision; e-inclusion through Web 2.0 technology’, funded by the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) at Edith Cowan University. She is also the author of the text The Learning of Democratic Values (Pearson Education Australia).

Associate Professor Brendan Bartlett is a Gellibrand Scholar, UNICEF Fellow, King Mongkut Medallist and award holder of the Rotary International Certificate for Significant Achievement in Education. He is a member of the Griffith Institute of Educational Research, and was formerly Head, School of Cognition, Language and Special Education at Griffith University in Brisbane, where he still teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education. The thrust of his research is on how people identify the ‘big’ ideas in texts they create or read and in the everyday problems they encounter – and how they remember and make sense of such ideas. He is particularly interested in helping readers find and use text structure to organise ideas. Brendan developed strategic learning and teaching systems based on that objective for Ipswich Grammar School, Australia, The Bear Creek Schools of Washington State in the United States, and Queensland Rail’s Training Division. He co-led research and professional development for Queensland’s teachers with the Supporting Students with Disabilities Project. He assisted in the UN’s early reconstruction of education in Kosovo and chaired UNESCO’s Expert Meeting on Guidelines for Textbooks and Other Educational Materials on Human Rights, Peace and Democracy, representing the Asia-Pacific region and Australia at international meetings of this group from 1992 to 1995.

Michael Nagel
University of Sunshine Coast

Rebecca Spooner-Lane
Queensland University of Technology

Amina Youssef-Shalala
Australia Catholic University

Johnmarshall Reeve
Korea University

Jeffrey K Smith
University of Otago

1. Introducing educational psychology and reflective practice
2. Teachers and teaching
3. Neurological, physical, cognitive and language development
4. Social development
5. Individual differences and special needs
6. Behavioural learning theory
7. Engaging learning in classrooms
8. Cognitive and social cognitive learning
9. Complex cognition and social constructivism
10. Learning from peers
11. Motivation and engagement
12. Motivation to learn
13. Classroom assessment
14. Standardised and standards-based assessments
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