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Norwich, Brahm; Fujita, Taro; Adlam, Anna; Milton, Fraser; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This paper describes an innovative use of Lesson Study (LS), an internationally used collaborative approach in which teachers develop their teaching knowledge and practices. It aimed to evaluate how EPs join teachers in LS teams, using working memory and other knowledge to inform the teaching of pupils with learning difficulties. The study uses a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
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Moore, Jonathan S. B.; Smith, Marjorie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Contingent self-esteem (CSE) describes the degree to which self-esteem is dependent on meeting day-to-day appraisals from oneself and others. This will vary between individuals, ranging from lower to higher CSE. A lower CSE is related to a range of adaptive social and emotional outcomes in adolescents and young adults. This study explores…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Child Behavior
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Thomas, George; Atkinson, Cathy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study sought to establish pupil and teacher views about a six-hour, whole-class mindfulness programme called Paws.b. Pupil post-intervention focus groups and teacher semi-structured interviews were used to ascertain what was interesting and useful about Paws.b, and how it could be developed. Audio recordings were transcribed and thematically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Psychology
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Bond, Caroline; Hebron, Judith; Oldfield, Jeremy – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Supporting pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in mainstream schools is a challenging task. This article proposes a professional development framework for educational psychologists (EPs) to consider when supporting the development of specialist ASD staff. The framework focuses on training content, educator characteristics and organisational…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Impairments, Psychologists
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Sundhu, Rebecca; Kittles, Michelle – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This study looked at the impact of a precision teaching training programme which was delivered by the authors to primary school staff at a range of training settings. A questionnaire was used to gather information and data were interpreted using thematic analysis. Following training, a questionnaire was sent to all the primary schools that had…
Descriptors: Precision Teaching, Educational Psychology, Questionnaires, Faculty Development
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Grahamslaw, Laura; Henson, Lisa H. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Several problem-solving interventions that utilise a "circle" approach have been applied within the field of educational psychology, for example, Circle Time, Circle of Friends, Sharing Circles, Circle of Adults and Solution Circles. This research explored two interventions, Solution Circles and Circle of Adults, and used thematic…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Empathy, Adults, Educational Psychology
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Keay, Andy; Lang, Jane; Frederickson, Norah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Peer relationships represent a major source of concern to children transitioning to secondary school. They also offer a potentially important source of support to adjustment and academic progress. However, strategies to support peer relationships at secondary transition have received little attention in previous research. This semi-structured…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Webster, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
In this article, the author reflects on findings from research on the role and impact of teaching assistants and experience of working as a special educational needs (SEN) officer. Research evidence suggests the reliance on teaching assistants to include pupils with Statements of SEN in mainstream settings masks a collective, though unintentional,…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Evidence, Educational Practices, Inclusion
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Hammond, Nick – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Eliciting and advocating the voice of the child remains at the heart of international political agenda and also remains a central role for educational psychologists (EPs). Previous research indicates that EPs tend to use language-based methods for eliciting and advocating views of children. However, these approaches are often limited. Taking a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semantics, Psychologists, Educational Psychology
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Games, Fran; Curran, Anita; Porter, Sarah – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
This small-scale pilot research project investigates the prevalence of Speech Language and Communication Difficulties in a sample of children attending a Youth Offending Service in the UK. Using the CELF-4, approximately 90% of the sample displayed some form of language difficulty and, overall, this population displayed mild to moderate…
Descriptors: Mild Disabilities, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Brewin, Marnie; Statham, June – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
Anecdotal evidence and statistics indicate that transition to secondary school for children who are "Looked After" is likely to present challenges. The present study aimed to find out the key factors that support Looked After children through this transition, as perceived by the main stakeholders. Data were gathered in two stages, using…
Descriptors: Evidence, Interviews, Admission (School), Secondary Education
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Woolfson, Richard C.; Harker, Michael; Lowe, Dorothy; Shields, Mary; Banks, Margaret; Campbell, Lindsay; Ferguson, Ellen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2006
The increasing recognition that children and young people should be consulted and involved in decision-making about their lives is reflected in national and international legislation. A great deal of this legislation, stemming from the UN convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), requires education authorities to consult children and young…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Young Adults, Children, Childhood Attitudes
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Gibbs, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2003
Many educational psychologists now conduct assessments of children's phonological skills. In the context of an outline of some of the issues relating to memory and phonological awareness, this paper explores an assumption underlying a method of assessing phonological awareness. It was assumed by Maclean, Bryant and Bradley (1987) that the presence…
Descriptors: Memory, Reading Skills, Educational Psychology, Hypothesis Testing