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Hughes, Cerian; Maclean, Georgina; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This article reflects on the experience of applying a person-centred approach to promote organisational change in an educational context. A detailed example is drawn from a Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) process with a group of school staff. The article considers existing research into person-centred approaches and explores key…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Organizational Change, Special Needs Students, Program Effectiveness
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Wood, Henry; O'Farrell, Karen; Bjerk-Andersen, Caroline; Mullen, Cate; Kovshoff, Hanna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This small-scale research project investigated the impact of a person-centred planning (PCP) tool -- Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) -- with children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream settings. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the perceived impact of the PATH…
Descriptors: Planning, Secondary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Males
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Pourtaleb, Narges; Mirnasab, Mahmoud; Hadidi, Yaser – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of an integrated training programme (ITP) in reducing female students' test anxiety with a view to the mothers' perfectionism as a moderating factor. A total of 60 primary school students (30 mothers with perfectionism trait and 30 mothers without perfectionism) were randomly selected using multi-stage cluster…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Females, Student Attitudes, Test Anxiety
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Burt, Emma; Stringer, Phil – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Mathematical skills are essential for young people to attain academic results needed for further study and employment. Recent changes to the English National Curriculum have put an increased emphasis on pupils explaining the reasoning behind answers in maths. This is a skill that can be developed by improving metacognitive skills. The authors…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, National Curriculum, Metacognition
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Hayes, Ben; Heather, Andrew; Jones, Daniel; Clarke, Christopher – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
Precision Teaching (PT) is an evidence-based intervention, which research indicates is frequently not implemented following training, with few teachers using it in schools after training events. The web-based programme in this research focuses on word-level reading skills and targets blending and segmenting skills rather than whole word reading.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Precision Teaching, Web Based Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Lodal, Katherine; Bond, Caroline – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This study is an exploratory product evaluation of the Manchester Motor Skills Programme (MMSP). A mixed methodology was used to explore intended, unintended, positive and negative outcomes for four Key Stage 2 (KS2) children with motor skills difficulties who participated in the MMSP. The children's motor skills, social skills and self-esteem…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research, Program Effectiveness
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Weeks, Caoimhe; Hill, Vivian; Owen, Charlie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
Promoting mental health and well-being for children and young people in the UK has attracted increasing prominence in recent years and has been a focus for government strategy within health and education. Training and practice in educational psychology has increasingly focused on developing skills and expertise to provide therapeutic support…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Restructuring
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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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Davison, Patricia; Duffy, Joseph – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
This article details a mixed methods study designed to examine the impact of a group process consultation model in helping staff manage challenging behaviour in the nurture group setting. It relates to two geographical clusters of staff, including teachers and teaching assistants, running 11 nurture groups in a major metropolitan area in the UK,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultation Programs, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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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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Jeffes, Ben – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The importance of reading skills to academic achievement, job acquisition and future success is well documented. Most of the research on reading interventions focuses on children in primary schools but many children start secondary school with very poor reading skills and schools require evidence-based interventions to support these children. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Programs
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Wilding, Lucy; Claridge, Simon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme is an example of an individualised intervention to support pupils experiencing a range of social and emotional needs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore parents' constructions of several aspects of the programme: its aims and how these are achieved; its impact on children,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Needs, Social Support Groups, Emotional Development
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Morgan, Gavin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of a solution-focused approach to organisational change. Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) is an intervention more commonly applied to individuals. In this study the intervention is used with groups of people working in educational organisations to help manage the change process. The approach…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Change Agents
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Fernie, Lynne; Cubeddu, Daniela – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
A Working on What Works (WOWW) approach was utilised over six sessions in a mainstream Scottish primary class to enhance classroom relationships and behaviours. The aim of the intervention was to manage everyday classroom problems within a natural classroom environment. WOWW incorporates positive psychology and implements a solution-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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Brady, Michael P.; Hall, Kalynn; Bielskus-Barone, Kristina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
Many children with severe disabilities do not perform basic daily living skills needed for typical school and home environments. Previous research on literacy-based behavioural interventions (LBBIs) has shown promise for promoting skill acquisition and maintenance in some learners; however, only one study has examined the effectiveness of this…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Peer Teaching, Daily Living Skills
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