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Gouveia, Patrícia; Leal, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This study introduces a pilot project--the creation of a Student and Family Office to reduce school violence--and suggests the benefits of the combined use of different strategies to decrease peer aggression and victimisation. The programme was implemented over a two-and-a-half-year period and included 132 Portuguese adolescents attending the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Student Personnel Services, Student Welfare
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Sulla, Francesco; Rollo, Dolores; Cattivelli, Roberto; Harrop, Alex – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Increasing teacher verbal approval has been shown to produce both increased pupil "on-task" behaviour and academic achievement. The present study aimed to address gaps in current knowledge about the effect of different kinds of teacher approval, other than verbal approval, on students' performance. An exploratory study, followed by an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Feedback (Response), Written Language
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Bagri, Gurjog; Jones, Gregory V. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
The use of visualisation techniques in teaching has enabled students to improve their memory and comprehension of written narratives. Psychological research reveals how various factors can influence visualisation and learning, including; adopting a character's perspective; constructing self-related images; multi-sensory text representing episodic…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Personal Narratives, Writing (Composition), Visualization
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Dunsmuir, Sandra; Atkinson, Cathy; Lang, Jane; Warhurst, Amy; Wright, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Objective Structured Professional Assessments (OSPAs) were developed and evaluated at three universities in the United Kingdom, to supplement supervisor assessments of trainee educational psychologists' placement practice. Participating second year students on three educational psychology doctoral programmes (n = 31) and tutors (n = 12) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Graduate Students
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Callicott, Katie; Leadbetter, Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Inter-professional supervision combines the social processes of supervision and multi-agency working: both complex and often poorly understood processes. This paper discusses the first author's research of inter-professional supervision, involving an educational psychologist (EP) supervising another professional and complements the recently…
Descriptors: Investigations, Performance Factors, Educational Psychology, Supervisory Methods
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Williams, Hugh – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
A training course of two after-school sessions was run for teaching assistants (TAs) in a UK inner city primary school. The subject of the training was classroom use of a version of differential reinforcement of alternative behaviours (DRAs) known as Fair Pairs. The training introduced the concept of "Three Part Praise" within Fair…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Training
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Landor, Miriam – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
This paper reports the results of a small-scale study of the perceptions of recently-qualified educational psychologists (EPs) in Scotland about the effectiveness of their Master's level research and its impact on their own practice, on their service and on the wider educational psychology community. Thematic analysis of the data was carried out.…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Educational Research, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Bozic, Nick; Williams, Huw – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
Over the past 40 years, problem-based learning (PBL) and enquiry-based learning (EBL) approaches have been used in a variety of professional training courses. More recently online versions of these pedagogies have been developed. This paper explains how online PBL and EBL activities have been incorporated into the professional training of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Training, Problem Based Learning
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Bradley, John; Miller, Andy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
Progress towards the British Government's goal of 50% of young people undertaking higher education has been slow, particularly among pupils from working-class backgrounds. This study examines the range of viewpoints held by 53 Year 12 pupils in a former coalfield area, all of whom were eligible to apply for university. Each completed a Q-sort on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Aspiration, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Eodanable, Miranda; Lauchlan, Fraser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2009
Research and evaluation has become increasingly important in many professions, including educational psychology, particularly as the profession moves to becoming more evidence-based in its practice. The recent move to a three year doctoral programme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland may be viewed as a positive one in developing research…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Education, Research Skills
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Cameron, R. J.; Frederickson, Norah; Lunt, Ingrid; Lang, Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
Continuing professional development (CPD) doctorate programmes may not be the only learning and development opportunities which universities and other organisations can provide for educational psychology practitioners (EPs). However, as Morris and Brightman pointed out in 2006, they are likely to continue as important sources for professional…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Focus Groups, Professional Training, Child Psychology
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Timmins, Paul; Bham, Mohammed; McFadyen, Jane; Ward, Joanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2006
In this article we describe how the RADIO process enabled EPiTs to negotiate research with an EPS around its desire to evaluate and develop its consultation work with schools. Findings of the evaluation and their implications for the Service are described and the potential of RADIO as a tool for providing external research support from HEIs for…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Evaluation Methods, Educational Psychology, Action Research
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Fields, Barry – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2004
This paper focuses on a strategy--Defensive Management--designed to assist teachers to better manage non-compliance and defiance in the classroom, with the ultimate goal of reducing disciplinary referrals and flow-on suspensions and exclusions from school. Non-compliance and defiance are behaviours that teachers find particularly challenging and,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Compliance (Psychology)
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Bradbury, Suzanne – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2004
This small-scale study explored some aspects of the use of Pastoral Support Programmes, which were introduced by the DfEE in 1999 to promote social inclusion by reducing school exclusions. Issues explored were the level of involvement of educational psychologists (EPs), pupils, parents and other agencies, the conceptualisations of Pastoral Support…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Boyle, Jim; Tolmie, Andy; Stobie, Ingeborg – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
Twelve educational psychologists in training on the M.Sc. course at the University of Strathclyde were provided with e-mail and on-line computer conferencing facilities with the aim of developing critical thinking and transferable information technology skills. A follow-up 6 months after the end of the course revealed that the use of…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Psychologists, Academic Probation, Educational Psychology